New Living Translation
Only 300 of the men drank from their hands. All the others got down on their knees and drank with their mouths in the stream.
King James Bible
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
Darby Bible Translation
And the number of those that lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water.
World English Bible
The number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people bowed down on their knees to drink water.
Young's Literal Translation
And the number of those lapping with their hand unto their mouth is three hundred men, and all the rest of the people have bowed down on their knees to drink water.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:6 That lapped - Taking up a little water in the palm of their hands.
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Appendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
When Gideon took his warriors down to the water, the LORD told him, "Divide the men into two groups. In one group put all those who cup water in their hands and lap it up with their tongues like dogs. In the other group put all those who kneel down and drink with their mouths in the stream."
The LORD told Gideon, "With these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites. Send all the others home."
But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. He will be victorious.
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