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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, shew me a sign that it is thou who talkest 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Show me a sign - Work a miracle, that I may know that thou hast wisdom and power sufficient to authorize and quality me for the work.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah- shalom [God is peace].'--JUDGES vi. 24. I need not tell over again, less vividly, the picturesque story in this chapter, of the simple husbandman up in the hills, engaged furtively in threshing out a little wheat in some hollow in the rock where he might hide it from the keen eyes of the oppressors; and of how the angel of the Lord, unrecognised at first, appeared to him; and gradually there dawned upon his mind the suspicion …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Whether it is a Sin to Tempt God?
Seasonable Counsel: Or, Advice to Sufferers.
Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you." And the LORD said, "I will wait until you return."
look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said."
1 Kings 13:3
That same day the man of God gave a sign: "This is the sign the LORD has declared: The altar will be split apart and the ashes on it will be poured out."
Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
"'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:
I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.'" So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.
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