Judges 6:17
New International Version
Gideon replied, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.

New Living Translation
Gideon replied, "If you are truly going to help me, show me a sign to prove that it is really the LORD speaking to me.

English Standard Version
And he said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me.

Berean Study Bible
Gideon answered, “If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that it is You speaking with me.

New American Standard Bible
So Gideon said to Him, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speak with me.

King James Bible
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to him, "If I have found favor with you, give me a sign that you are speaking with me.

Contemporary English Version
Gideon said, "It's hard to believe that I'm actually talking to the LORD. Please do something so I'll know that you really are the LORD.

Good News Translation
Gideon replied, "If you are pleased with me, give me some proof that you are really the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to Him, "If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that You are speaking with me.

International Standard Version
So Gideon asked him, "Please, if I have received favor from you, then do a miracle for me that shows that you're making this promise to me.

NET Bible
Gideon said to him, "If you really are pleased with me, then give me a sign as proof that it is really you speaking with me.

New Heart English Bible
He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gideon said to him, "If you find me acceptable, give me a sign that it is really you speaking to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto him: 'If now I have found favour in thy sight, then show me a sign that it is thou that talkest with me.

New American Standard 1977
So Gideon said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Thy sight, then show me a sign that it is Thou who speakest with me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then show me a sign that thou hast spoken with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

American King James Version
And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, If now I have found favor in thy sight, then show me a sign that it is thou that talkest with me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gedeon said to him, If now I have found mercy in thine eyes, and thou wilt do this day for me all that thou hast spoken of with me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: If I have found grace before thee, give me a sign that it is thou that speakest to me,

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, shew me a sign that it is thou who talkest with me.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that it is thou that talkest with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then show me a sign that thou talkest with me.

World English Bible
He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto Him, 'If, I pray Thee, I have found grace in Thine eyes, then Thou hast done for me a sign that Thou art speaking with me.
Study Bible
The Call of Gideon
16“Surely I will be with you,” the LORD replied, “and you will strike down all the Midianites as one man.” 17Gideon answered, “If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that it is You speaking with me. 18Please do not depart from this place until I return to You. Let me bring my gift and set it before You.” And the LORD said, “I will stay until you return.”…
Cross References
Judges 6:18
Please do not depart from this place until I return to You. Let me bring my gift and set it before You." And the LORD said, "I will stay until you return."

Judges 6:37
then behold, I will place a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that You will deliver Israel by my hand, as You have said."

1 Kings 13:3
That day the man of God gave a sign, saying, "This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: 'Surely the altar will be split apart, and the ashes upon it will be poured out.'"

Psalm 86:17
Show me a sign of Your goodness, that my enemies may see and be ashamed, for You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Isaiah 38:7
This will be a sign to you from the LORD that He will do what He has promised:

Isaiah 38:8
I will make the sun's shadow that falls on the stairway of Ahaz go ten steps backward." So the shadow cast by the sun went back the ten steps it had descended.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

if now

Exodus 33:13,16
Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people…

shew

Judges 6:36-40
And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, …

Genesis 15:8-17
And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? …

Exodus 4:1-9
And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee…







Lexicon
Gideon answered,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have found
מָצָ֥אתִי (mā·ṣā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

favor
חֵ֖ן (ḥên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2580: Graciousness, subjective, objective

in Your sight,
בְּעֵינֶ֑יךָ (bə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

give
וְעָשִׂ֤יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

me a sign
א֔וֹת (’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

that [it is] You
שָׁאַתָּ֖ה (šā·’at·tāh)
Pronoun - relative | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

speaking
מְדַבֵּ֥ר (mə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with me.
עִמִּֽי׃ (‘im·mî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(17) I have found grace in thy sight.--A phrase found both in the Old and New Testament. (See Genesis 6:8; Esther 5:8.)

Shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.--Give me some clear proof that this is no mere vision, and that thy message is really from God, and portends me favour. (See Psalm 86:17; Isaiah 7:11.)

Depart not hence.--Comp. 1Kings 13:15.

My present.--My minchah. The word means first "an offering," but specially "an offering to God," as throughout the Book of Leviticus for the meat-offering of flour, &c. Hence the LXX. render it "the sacrifice": "and I will sacrifice before thee." Gideon seems, however, purposely to use a neutral word, suspecting, but not yet being convinced, that the stranger under the terebinth is something more than man. The desire to be hospitable may have mingled with his deepening sense of awe. (Comp. Judges 13:15; Genesis 18:6.)

Verse 17. - A sign that thou talkest with me - that it is indeed thou thyself that speakest to me, even God, and that there is no illusion. 6:11-24 Gideon was a man of a brave, active spirit, yet in obscurity through the times: he is here stirred up to undertake something great. It was very sure that the Lord was with him, when his Angel was with him. Gideon was weak in faith, which made it hard to reconcile the assurances of the presence of God with the distress to which Israel was brought. The Angel answered his objections. He told him to appear and act as Israel's deliverer, there needed no more. Bishop Hall says, While God calls Gideon valiant, he makes him so. God delights to advance the humble. Gideon desires to have his faith confirmed. Now, under the influences of the Spirit, we are not to expect signs before our eyes such as Gideon here desired, but must earnestly pray to God, that if we have found grace in his sight, he would show us a sign in our heart, by the powerful working of his Spirit there, The Angel turned the meat into an offering made by fire; showing that he was not a man who needed meat, but the Son of God, who was to be served and honoured by sacrifice, and who in the fulness of time was to make himself a sacrifice. Hereby a sign was given to Gideon, that he had found grace in God's sight. Ever since man has by sin exposed himself to God's wrath and curse, a message from heaven has been a terror to him, as he scarcely dares to expect good tidings thence. In this world, it is very awful to have any converse with that world of spirits to which we are so much strangers. Gideon's courage failed him. But God spoke peace to him.
Jump to Previous
Eyes Really Show Sight Sign Speak Speakest Speaking Talk Talkest Talking
Jump to Next
Eyes Really Show Sight Sign Speak Speakest Speaking Talk Talkest Talking
Links
Judges 6:17 NIV
Judges 6:17 NLT
Judges 6:17 ESV
Judges 6:17 NASB
Judges 6:17 KJV

Judges 6:17 Bible Apps
Judges 6:17 Biblia Paralela
Judges 6:17 Chinese Bible
Judges 6:17 French Bible
Judges 6:17 German Bible

Alphabetical: a eyes favor found Gideon give have Him I If in is it me now really replied said show sight sign So speak talking that then to who with you your

OT History: Judges 6:17 He said to him If now (Jd Judg. Jdg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Judges 6:16
Top of Page
Top of Page