Judges 8:4
New International Version
Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it.

New Living Translation
Gideon then crossed the Jordan River with his 300 men, and though exhausted, they continued to chase the enemy.

English Standard Version
And Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over, he and the 300 men who were with him, exhausted yet pursuing.

Berean Study Bible
Then Gideon and his three hundred men came to the Jordan and crossed it, exhausted yet still in pursuit.

King James Bible
And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.

New King James Version
When Gideon came to the Jordan, he and the three hundred men who were with him crossed over, exhausted but still in pursuit.

New American Standard Bible
Then Gideon and the three hundred men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, exhausted yet still pursuing.

NASB 1995
Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, weary yet pursuing.

NASB 1977
Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, weary yet pursuing.

Amplified Bible
So Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over [the river], he and the three hundred men who were with him—exhausted, yet [still] pursuing [the enemy].

Christian Standard Bible
Gideon and the three hundred men came to the Jordan and crossed it. They were exhausted but still in pursuit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gideon and the 300 men came to the Jordan and crossed it. They were exhausted but still in pursuit.

American Standard Version
And Gideon came to the Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Gedun came to the Jordan and he crossed over; he and the three hundred men of his people were running, and they were growing faint

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gedeon came to Jordan, and went over, himself and the three hundred with him, hungry, yet pursuing.

Contemporary English Version
After Gideon and his 300 troops had chased the Midianites across the Jordan River, they were exhausted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Gedeon was come to the Jordan, he passed over it with the three hundred men, that were with him: who were so weary that they could not pursue after them that fled.

English Revised Version
And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing.

Good News Translation
By this time Gideon and his three hundred men had come to the Jordan River and had crossed it. They were exhausted, but were still pursuing the enemy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gideon and his 300 men headed toward the Jordan River. They were exhausted when they crossed it, but they kept pursuing the enemy.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Gideon and the 300 soldiers with him came to the Jordan, exhausted but continuing their pursuit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Gideon came to the Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing.

Literal Standard Version
And Gideon comes to the Jordan, passing over, he and the three hundred men who [are] with him—wearied, yet pursuing—

NET Bible
Now Gideon and his three hundred men had crossed over the Jordan River, and even though they were exhausted, they were still chasing the Midianites.

New Heart English Bible
Gideon came to the Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men who were with him, exhausted and famished.

World English Bible
Gideon came to the Jordan, [and] passed over, he, and the three hundred men who were with him, faint, yet pursuing.

Young's Literal Translation
And Gideon cometh in unto the Jordan, passing over, he and the three hundred men who are with him -- wearied, and pursuing,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gideon Defeats Zebah and Zalmunna
3God has delivered Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian, into your hand. What was I able to do compared to you?” When he had said this, their anger against him subsided. 4Then Gideon and his three hundred men came to the Jordan and crossed it, exhausted yet still in pursuit. 5So Gideon said to the men of Succoth, “Please give my troops some bread, for they are exhausted, and I am still pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”…

Cross References
Judges 7:25
They also captured Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian; and they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb. So they pursued the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side of the Jordan.

Judges 8:3
God has delivered Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian, into your hand. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he had said this, their anger against him subsided.


Treasury of Scripture

And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.

faint

1 Samuel 14:28,29,31,32
Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint…

1 Samuel 30:10
But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.

2 Corinthians 4:8,9,16
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; …









(4) And Gideon came to Jordan.--This verse resumes the narrative of Judges 7:23. The intermediate verses are an episode, and they are only here introduced by anticipation, in order to close the notice about the tribe of Ephraim.

And passed over.--Literally, passing over; but the English Version is correct as to the meaning, and it may be regarded as certain that Succoth was to the east of Jordan.

Faint, yet pursuing.--It may be doubted whether the usual application of these words is accurate. The LXX. render them, "fainting and hungry," and the Vulg., "and for weariness they could not overtake the fugitives." Literally it is, faint and pursuing, where the and is explanatory. "Exhausted and pursuing," 1 e., exhausted with pursuing (Keil). "In 1815 Mehemet All pursued the Arabs with such haste as to find himself without provisions, and had to be content with a few dates; but the result was a great success" (Ritter xii. 932).

Verse 4. - Came to Jordan. The narrative goes back to Judges 7:24, to follow up the personal history of Gideon, from which the writer had been diverted to relate the result of Gideon's message to the Ephraimites, which is told in vers. 24 and 25, and Judges 8:1-3 (see Judges 7:25, note; Judges 2:1-6, note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Gideon
גִדְע֖וֹן (ḡiḏ·‘ō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1439: Gideon -- a judge of Israel

and his
אִתּ֔וֹ (’it·tōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

three
וּשְׁלֹשׁ־ (ū·šə·lōš-)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

hundred
מֵא֤וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's 3967: A hundred

men
הָאִישׁ֙ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

came
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to the Jordan
הַיַּרְדֵּ֑נָה (hay·yar·dê·nāh)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine

[and] crossed it,
עֹבֵ֣ר (‘ō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

exhausted
עֲיֵפִ֖ים (‘ă·yê·p̄îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5889: Faint, weary

yet still in pursuit.
וְרֹדְפִֽים׃ (wə·rō·ḏə·p̄îm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute


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