New Living Translation
So that night God did as Gideon asked. The fleece was dry in the morning, but the ground was covered with dew.
King James Bible
And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Darby Bible Translation
And God did so that night; for it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew.
World English Bible
God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
And God doth so on that night, and there is drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth there hath been dew.
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6:40 And God did so - See how tender God is, even of the weak; and how ready to condescend to their infirmities! These signs were very expressive. They are going to engage the Midianites. Could God distinguish between a small fleece of Israel, and the vast floor of Midian? Yes, by this token it appears that he can. Is Gideon desirous, that the dew of divine grace might descend on himself in particular? He sees the fleece wet with dew, to assure him of it. Does he desire, that God will be as the dew to all Israel? Behold all the ground is wet!
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Then Gideon said to God, "Please don't be angry with me, but let me make one more request. Let me use the fleece for one more test. This time let the fleece remain dry while the ground around it is wet with dew."
So Jerub-baal (that is, Gideon) and his army got up early and went as far as the spring of Harod. The armies of Midian were camped north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
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