New International Version
He had seventy sons of his own, for he had many wives.
King James Bible
And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.
Darby Bible Translation
Now Gideon had seventy sons who had come out of his loins, for he had many wives.
World English Bible
Gideon had seventy sons conceived from his body; for he had many wives.
Young's Literal Translation
and to Gideon there have been seventy sons, coming out of his loin, for he had many wives;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Forty years in the days of Gideon - The Midianites were so completely humbled that they could make head no more against Israel during the forty years in which the government of Gideon lasted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
of his body begotten. Heb. going out of his thigh. many wives
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His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelek.
"Ask all the citizens of Shechem, 'Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal's sons rule over you, or just one man?' Remember, I am your flesh and blood."
He went to his father's home in Ophrah and on one stone murdered his seventy brothers, the sons of Jerub-Baal. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerub-Baal, escaped by hiding.
But today you have revolted against my father's family. You have murdered his seventy sons on a single stone and have made Abimelek, the son of his female slave, king over the citizens of Shechem because he is related to you.
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