Judges 8:25
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New International Version
They answered, "We'll be glad to give them." So they spread out a garment, and each of them threw a ring from his plunder onto it.

New Living Translation
"Gladly!" they replied. They spread out a cloak, and each one threw in a gold earring he had gathered from the plunder.

English Standard Version
And they answered, “We will willingly give them.” And they spread a cloak, and every man threw in it the earrings of his spoil.

New American Standard Bible
They said, "We will surely give them." So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring there from his spoil.

King James Bible
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, "We agree to give them." So they spread out a mantle, and everyone threw an earring from his plunder on it.

International Standard Version
They responded, "We'll be happy to give them." So they laid out a garment, and each of them contributed a ring from his war booty.

NET Bible
They said, "We are happy to give you earrings." So they spread out a garment, and each one threw an earring from his plunder onto it.

New Heart English Bible
They answered, "We will willingly give them." They spread a garment, and every one of them threw an earring from his plunder.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men of Israel answered, "Yes, we'll give them to you." So they spread out a coat. Each man took the earrings from his loot and dropped them on it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they answered: 'We will willingly give them.' And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the ear-rings of his spoil.

New American Standard 1977
And they said, “We will surely give them.” So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring there from his spoil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and each one cast therein the earrings of his prey.

King James 2000 Bible
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his spoil.

American King James Version
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey.

American Standard Version
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the ear-rings of his spoil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered: We will give them most willingly. And spreading a mantle on the ground, they cast upon it the earlets of the spoils.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, We will willingly give [them]. And they spread a garment, and cast therein every man the earrings of his booty.

English Revised Version
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his spoil.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and cast into it every man the ear-rings of his prey.

World English Bible
They answered, "We will willingly give them." They spread a garment, and every man threw the earrings of his spoil into it.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'We certainly give;' and they spread out the garment, and cast thither each the ring of his prey;
Study Bible
Gideon's Ephod
24Yet Gideon said to them, "I would request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his spoil." (For they had gold earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) 25They said, "We will surely give them." So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring there from his spoil. 26The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels' necks.…
Cross References
Genesis 35:4
So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem.

Judges 8:24
Yet Gideon said to them, "I would request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his spoil." (For they had gold earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)

Judges 8:26
The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels' necks.
Treasury of Scripture

And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey.

(25) We will willingly give.--Literally, giving, we will give.

They spread.--Perhaps the true reading should be "he spread," as in the LXX. (aneptuxe).

A garment.--Perhaps his own upper garment (Simlah), or "a large general's cloke" (Ewald, Gesch. ii. 506).

Verse 25. - A garment. Rather, the cloak. Probably Gideon's military cloak (see Isaiah 9:5), which lay in his tent ready for use as a cloak by day or a coverlet by night (Deuteronomy 22:17). And they answered, we will willingly give them,.... Or, "in giving we will give" (d); give them with all their hearts, most freely and cheerfully:

and they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey; every man one, which would amount to no more than three hundred; though perhaps those who joined in the pursuit might take many more, or otherwise the weight of them would not amount to what in the next verse they are said to weigh.

(d) "dando dabimus", Pagninus, Montanus. 8:22-28 Gideon refused the government the people offered him. No good man can be pleased with any honour done to himself, which belongs only to God. Gideon thought to keep up the remembrance of this victory by an ephod, made of the choicest of the spoils. But probably this ephod had, as usual, a teraphim annexed to it, and Gideon intended this for an oracle to be consulted. Many are led into false ways by one false step of a good man. It became a snare to Gideon himself, and it proved the ruin of the family. How soon will ornaments which feed the lust of the eye, and form the pride of life, as well as tend to the indulgences of the flesh, bring shame on those who are fond of them!
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