Judges 8:22
New International Version
The Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us--you, your son and your grandson--because you have saved us from the hand of Midian."

New Living Translation
Then the Israelites said to Gideon, "Be our ruler! You and your son and your grandson will be our rulers, for you have rescued us from Midian."

English Standard Version
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Rule over us—you, and your son and grandson—for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son's son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian."

King James Bible
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us, you as well as your sons and your grandsons, for you delivered us from the power of Midian."

Contemporary English Version
After the battle with the Midianites, the Israelites said, "Gideon, you rescued us! Now we want you to be our king. Then after your death, your son and then your grandson will rule."

Good News Translation
After that, the Israelites said to Gideon, "Be our ruler--you and your descendants after you. You have saved us from the Midianites."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us, you as well as your sons and your grandsons, for you delivered us from the power of Midian."

International Standard Version
Then the men of Israel asked Gideon, "Rule over us—you, your son, and your grandsons—because you have delivered us from Midian's domination."

NET Bible
The men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us--you, your son, and your grandson. For you have delivered us from Midian's power."

New Heart English Bible
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also; for you have saved us out of the hand of Midian."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men of Israel said to Gideon, "You, then your son, and then your grandson, must rule us. You rescued us from Midian."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon: 'Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also; for thou hast saved us out of the hand of Midian.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou and thy son and thy son's son also, for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule you over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also: for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.

American King James Version
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, Rule you over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also: for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.

American Standard Version
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also; for thou hast saved us out of the hand of Midian.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men of Israel said to Gedeon, Rule, my lord, over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son; for thou hast saved us out of the hand of Madiam.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the men of Israel said to Gedeon: Rule thou over us and thy son, and thy son's son: because thou hast delivered us from the hand of Madian.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men of Israel said to Gideon, Rule over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also; for thou hast saved us from the hand of Midian.

English Revised Version
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast saved us out of the hand of Midian.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.

World English Bible
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also; for you have saved us out of the hand of Midian."

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Israel say unto Gideon, 'Rule over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, for thou hast saved us from the hand of Midian.'
Study Bible
Gideon's Ephod
22Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Rule over us— you, and your son and grandson— for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.” 23But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The LORD shall rule over you.”…
Cross References
Genesis 37:28
So when the Midianite traders passed by, his brothers pulled Joseph out of the pit and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

Judges 8:21
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, "Get up and kill us yourself, for as the man is, so is his strength." So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and he took the crescent ornaments from the necks of their camels.

Judges 8:23
But Gideon replied, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The LORD shall rule over you."

Treasury of Scripture

Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, Rule you over us, both you, and your son, and your son's son also: for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.

rule out

Judges 9:8-15
The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us…

1 Samuel 8:5
And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

1 Samuel 12:12
And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God was your king.







Lexicon
Then the Israelites
אִֽישׁ־ (’îš-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

said
וַיֹּאמְר֤וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

Gideon,
גִּדְע֔וֹן (giḏ·‘ō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1439: Gideon -- a judge of Israel

“Rule over us—
מְשָׁל־ (mə·šāl-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

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

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

your son
בִּנְךָ֖ (bin·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

grandson—
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you have delivered us
הוֹשַׁעְתָּ֖נוּ (hō·wō·ša‘·tā·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

from the hand
מִיַּ֥ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

of Midian.”
מִדְיָֽן׃ (miḏ·yān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4080: Midian -- a son of Abraham and Keturah, also his descendants and the region where they settled
(22) Then the men of Israel.--Here begins the third great phase of the life of Gideon. which was characterised by his noblest act--the refusal of the kingdom--and his most questionable act--the setting up of a schismatic worship.

Rule thou over us.--The energy and success of Gideon had shown them the advantage of united action under one great leader; but they forgot that Gideon had received a special call from God. and that, as Gideon reminded them. God was their king. Yet no doubt the memory of Gideon deepened the wish which Samuel was afterwards commanded to grant (2Samuel 8:5-7; 2Samuel 12:12; 2Samuel 12:17).

Verses 22, 23. - Rule thou, etc. The gratitude of Israel to their great deliverer, added to a sense that it would be for their own security, and to a desire, already perhaps beginning to he felt, to be like the nations around them (1 Samuel 8:5), naturally led to the offer, "Rule thou over us." But the time predicted by Moses (Deuteronomy 17:14, 15) was not yet come. And so Gideon returned an answer replete with moderation and piety: "I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you" (cf. 1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Samuel 10:19; 1 Samuel 12:12). 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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