Judges 6:40
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New International Version
That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew.

New Living Translation
So that night God did as Gideon asked. The fleece was dry in the morning, but the ground was covered with dew.

English Standard Version
And God did so that night; and it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew.

New American Standard Bible
God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.

King James Bible
And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That night God did as Gideon requested: only the fleece was dry, and dew was all over the ground.

International Standard Version
And God did it just like that later that night. It was dry only on the fleece, but dew was all around on the ground.

NET Bible
That night God did as he asked. Only the fleece was dry and the ground around it was covered with dew.

New Heart English Bible
God did so that night, for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew all over the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
During the night, God did what Gideon asked. The wool was dry, but all the ground was covered with dew.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God did so that night; for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

New American Standard 1977
And God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God did so that night for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

American King James Version
And God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

American Standard Version
And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God did that night as he had requested: and it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And God did so that night, and it was dry upon the fleece only, but on all the ground there was dew.

English Revised Version
And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

World English Bible
God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
And God doth so on that night, and there is drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth there hath been dew.
Study Bible
The Signs of the Fleece
39Then Gideon said to God, "Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground." 40God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.
Cross References
Judges 6:39
Then Gideon said to God, "Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground."

Judges 7:1
Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him, rose early and camped beside the spring of Harod; and the camp of Midian was on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh in the valley.
Treasury of Scripture

And God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

(40) It was dry upon the fleece only.--Such a result as this--not being in accordance with natural circumstances--could only have arisen from direct interposition. Besides the simple narrative, which tells us of these results as a sign granted to Gideon in accordance with his prayer, it is of course possible to allegorise the dew as the sign of God's grace, and to say that the first sign represented Israel as replenished with God's love when all was dry around (Hosea 14:5, "I will be as the dew unto Israel;" Micah 5:7, "Jacob shall be as the dew"); and the second, the fact that "God manifested himself in the weakness and forsaken condition of His people, while the nations were flourishing all around." Similarly St. Ambrose (De Sp. Sanct, Prol. in 1) sees in the fleece full of dew the Hebrew nation hiding the mystery of Christ within itself, and in the dry fleece that mystery extended to all the world, but leaving the Hebrew nation dry. It would be equally possible to give a mystic significance to the threshing-floor, as a type of the universal Church (Matthew 3:12, &c.). But these allegoric applications of simple narratives are, to say the least, precarious; nor is there much value in Ewald's comparison of the fleece to Gideon's character, cool amid the general passion, dry amid the general damp of fear.

And God did so that night,.... The night following, the night being the season in which the dew falls:

for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground; and this might signify, that not Gideon only, as before, should partake of the divine favour, but all the Israelites, who would share in the salvation wrought by him. Many interpreters observe, that all this is an emblem of the different case and state of the Jews and Gentiles under the different dispensations; that whereas under the former dispensation the Jews partook of the divine favour only, and of the blessings of grace, and enjoyed the words and ordinances with which they were watered, when the Gentiles all around them were like a barren wilderness; so, under the Gospel dispensation, the Gentiles share the above benefits to a greater degree, while the Jews are entirely destitute of them. 6:33-40 These signs are truly miraculous, and very significant. Gideon and his men were going to fight the Midianites; could God distinguish between a small fleece of Israel, and the vast floor of Midian? Gideon is made to know that God could do so. Is Gideon desirous that the dew of Divine grace might come down upon himself in particular? He sees the fleece wet with dew to assure him of it. Does he desire that God will be as the dew to all Israel? Behold, all the ground is wet. What cause we sinners of the Gentiles have, to bless the Lord that the dew of heavenly blessings, once confined to Israel, is now sent to all the inhabitants of the earth! Yet still the means of grace are in different measures, according to the purposes of God. In the same congregation, one man's soul is like Gideon's moistened fleece, another like the dry ground.
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