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.

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.

New King James Version
Then 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.

New American Standard Bible
So Gideon said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then perform for me a sign that it is You speaking with me.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
Gideon replied to Him, “If I have found any favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speaks 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.

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.

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,

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.

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,

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
And he says to Him, “Now if I have found grace in Your eyes, then You have done a sign for me that You are speaking with 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
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 offering 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 offering 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 are going to save Israel by my hand, as You have said."

1 Kings 13:3
That day the man of God gave a sign, saying, "The LORD has spoken this sign: '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 back ten steps.'" So the sunlight 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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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


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