Judges 8:30
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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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Clarke'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

threescore

Judges 9:2,5 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal...

Judges 10:4 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty donkey colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair to this day...

Judges 12:9,14 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons...

Genesis 46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives...

Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

2 Kings 10:1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders...

of his body begotten. Heb. going out of his thigh. many wives

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

2 Samuel 3:2-5 And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess...

2 Samuel 5:13-16 And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron...

1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed...

Matthew 19:5-8 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall join to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh...

Ephesians 5:31-33 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh...

Library
September 21. "Faint, yet Pursuing" (Judges viii. 4).
"Faint, yet pursuing" (Judges viii. 4). It is a great thing thus to learn to depend upon God to work through our feeble resources, and yet, while so depending, to be absolutely faithful and diligent, and not allow our trust to deteriorate into supineness and indolence. We find no sloth or negligence in Gideon, or his three hundred; though they were weak and few, they were wholly true, and everything in them ready for God to use to the very last. "Faint yet pursuing" was their watchword as they followed
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
1. The power of the Church in enacting laws. This made a source of human traditions. Impiety of these traditions. 2. Many of the Papistical traditions not only difficult, but impossible to be observed. 3. That the question may be more conveniently explained, nature of conscience must be defined. 4. Definition of conscience explained. Examples in illustration of the definition. 5. Paul's doctrine of submission to magistrates for conscience sake, gives no countenance to the Popish doctrine of the obligation
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Judges 8:31
His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelek.

Judges 9:2
"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."

Judges 9:5
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.

Judges 9:18
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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