Judges 7:10
New International Version
If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah

New Living Translation
But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah.

English Standard Version
But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant.

Berean Study Bible
But if you are afraid to do so, then go down to the camp with your servant Purah

King James Bible
But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:

New King James Version
But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant,

New American Standard Bible
But if you are afraid to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp,

NASB 1995
“But if you are afraid to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp,

NASB 1977
“But if you are afraid to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp,

Amplified Bible
But if you are afraid to go down [by yourself], go with Purah your servant down to the camp,

Christian Standard Bible
But if you are afraid to attack the camp, go down with Purah your servant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you are afraid to go to the camp, go with Purah your servant.

American Standard Version
But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Purah thy servant down to the camp:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you are afraid to go down, you come down and Pera, your young Manservant, to the encampment

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if thou art afraid to go down, go down thou and thy servant Phara into the camp.

Contemporary English Version
but if you're still afraid, you and your servant Purah should sneak down to their camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if thou be afraid to go alone, let Phara thy servant go down with thee.

English Revised Version
But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Purah thy servant down to the camp:

Good News Translation
But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if you're afraid to go, take your servant Purah to the camp with you.

International Standard Version
But if you're afraid to go down there, you may take your servant Purah with you to their encampment,

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Purah thy servant down to the camp.

Literal Standard Version
and if you are afraid to go down—go down, you and your young man Phurah, to the camp,

NET Bible
But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with Purah your servant

New Heart English Bible
But if you fear to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp:

World English Bible
But if you are afraid to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp:

Young's Literal Translation
and if thou art afraid to go down -- go down, thou and Phurah thy young man, unto the camp,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gideon's Dream
9That night the LORD said to Gideon, “Get up and go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand. 10But if you are afraid to do so, then go down to the camp with your servant Purah 11and listen to what they are saying. Then your hands will be strengthened to attack the camp.” So he went with Purah his servant to the outposts where armed men were guarding the camp.…

Cross References
Judges 7:9
That night the LORD said to Gideon, "Get up and go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand.

Judges 7:11
and listen to what they are saying. Then your hands will be strengthened to attack the camp." So he went with Purah his servant to the outposts where armed men were guarding the camp.

1 Samuel 26:6
And David asked Ahimelech the Hittite and Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, "Who will go down with me to Saul in the camp?" "I will go with you," answered Abishai.


Treasury of Scripture

But if you fear to go down, go you with Phurah your servant down to the host:

Judges 4:8,9
And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go…

Exodus 4:10-14
And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue…









(10) To go down.--If thou fear to make the attack at once, without still further encouragement. Let it be borne in mind that the courage required by Gideon and his men was in many respects far beyond that of the much more vaunted 300 at Thermopylae--(1) because they were to attack, not to defend; (2) because they were to attack a host in the plain, not to hold a narrow valley; (3) because they had not a large number of allies and attendants with them, as the 300 Spartans had (Grote's Greece, v. 103, 121).

Phurah thy servant.--The name Phurah means "branch"; the word for "servant" is literally boy, but here means the armour-bearer. The classical reader will recall the night-raid of Diomedes and Odysseus into the camp of the Thracians at Troy (Il. x. 220, et seqq.).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are afraid
יָרֵ֥א (yā·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3373: Fearing, reverent

to [do so],
לָרֶ֑דֶת (lā·re·ḏeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

then go down
רֵ֥ד (rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the camp
הַֽמַּחֲנֶֽה׃ (ham·ma·ḥă·neh)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 4264: An encampment, an army

with your servant
נַעַרְךָ֖ (na·‘ar·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

Purah
וּפֻרָ֥ה (ū·p̄u·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6513: Purah -- a servant of Gideon


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