Judges 6:16

“And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites, as one man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Lord said to him, Truly, I will be with you, and you will overcome the Midianites as if they were one man.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to him, I will certainly be with thee; and thou shalt smite Midian as one man.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto him, `Because I am with thee -- thou hast smitten the Midianites as one man.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto him: 'Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 6:16


6:16 As one man - As easily, as if they were all but one man.


Discussion for Judges 6

  • Alexander
    I like the story of Gideon he was just sitting under a tree and God used him.God will use you when you least expect it.
  • Lucy Wanjiru
    This is amazing how God confirms his presence in Gideon's time and even today we just need to trust and obey God and he will reveal to us what is hidden. He will shows us great things, great talents that we have.
  • Beatrice
    1.We should always trust in God because is able 2.God is always faithful and he keeps his promises 3.God is part of our problems but He is solution to our problems 5.God has power to break and to destroy generation curses
  • I have always like the book of Judges, but I have never gotten as much involved as I have now, since reading the prophet Gideon. Since I have started to read and has gotten the knowledge that I am getting, I will continue reading.
  • Eaglesrock
    God shows up and He says When God showed up the Bible says that the angel of the Lord or Jesus literally showed up. Jesus came and just sat under a tree. He s looking at Gideon and He says hey! Mighty man of valor. Gideon looks around to see if there is anyone else in the wine press with him. Because he s in agreement with failure and his weaknesses. Gideon is basically saying why are you talking about me like that? I am the least of my clan. I am the least of my family. You don t even know what family I came from. Besides that , God has a banded us. We feel like nothing good is happing in our lives, that all I am is a victim. I am a victim of my past, I am a victim of my family. While God says excuse me, mighty man of valor. I want you to go in my strength. Because I will never leave you or forsake you. God is speaking to you according to your potential. Not your pass.
  • Eaglesrock
    We see ourselves differently than God see s us When God came to Gideon, He didn t speak to Gideon s problems. He had the solutions to the problems. He didn t speak to Gideon the way Gideon thought about himself. He spoke to his potential. The devil will speak to us about our inadequacies, our weaknesses, our failures, about our pass, about or goof ups and our mess ups. Even when we get into areas we should not be in, the Holy Spirit will reveal to us or convict us and tell us that is not who you are. God will not speak to your inadequacies, our your weaknesses. God will always speak to your potential Most of the time we do not see ourselves with potential. We see our weaknesses and our inadequacies and our failures because it is the devil that brings them up all the time. My question is this, why do we believe the Devil more than we believe God? Why do we let the devil speak these things to us and then we come into agreement with it, and then don t believe what God has said about us. That is why so many of us are defeated all the time is because we don t believe what God says about us. When God shows up, Gideon is in the wine press, and he is afraid that the enemy is going to come and still his grain from him. So he s hiding, hoping that the enemy won t come, and steal from him, because he was doing something fruitful. Sometimes when some of you start getting fruitful or bless and then some you start letting the devil steal from you.

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