Judges 8:25
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.

Berean Study Bible
“We will give them gladly,” they replied. So they spread out a garment, and each man threw an earring from his plunder onto it.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
The Israelite soldiers replied, "Of course we will give you the earrings." Then they spread out a robe on the ground and tossed the earrings on it.

Good News Translation
The people answered, "We'll be glad to give them to you." They spread out a cloth, and everyone put on it the earrings that he had taken.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said, We will certainly give them: and he opened his garment, and each man cast therein an earring of his spoils.

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
24Then he added, “Let me make a request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his plunder.” (Now the enemy had gold earrings because they were Ishmaelites.) 25“We will give them gladly,” they replied. So they spread out a garment, and each man threw an earring from his plunder onto it. 26The weight of the gold earrings he had requested was 1,700 shekels, in addition to the crescent ornaments, the pendants, the purple garments of the kings of Midian, and the chains from the necks of their camels.…
Cross References
Genesis 35:4
So they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and all their earrings, and Jacob buried them under the oak near Shechem.

Judges 8:24
Then he added, "Let me make a request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his plunder." (Now the enemy had gold earrings because they were Ishmaelites.)

Judges 8:26
The weight of the gold earrings he had requested was 1,700 shekels, in addition to the crescent ornaments, the pendants, the purple garments of the kings of Midian, and the chains from the necks of their camels.

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.







Lexicon
“We will give [them]
נִתֵּ֑ן (nit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

gladly,”
נָת֣וֹן (nā·ṯō·wn)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

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

So they spread out
וַֽיִּפְרְשׂוּ֙ (way·yip̄·rə·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

a garment,
הַשִּׂמְלָ֔ה (haś·śim·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8071: A dress, a mantle

and each man
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

threw
וַיַּשְׁלִ֣יכוּ (way·yaš·lî·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

an earring
נֶ֥זֶם (ne·zem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5141: A ring (worn as an ornament)

from his plunder
שְׁלָלֽוֹ׃ (šə·lā·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7998: A prey, spoil, plunder, booty

onto it.
שָׁ֔מָּה (šām·māh)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither
(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). 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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