Judges 6:16

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

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Other Translations

And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
- King James Version

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

  • Charlene
    Again the Israelites deny their God to worship Baal and please themselves in whatever sin they choose. When along comes trouble, they all of a sudden remember where their "help comes from, it comes from the Lord". NOW they acknowledge God, repent and God forgives them AGAIN. How great is our God's mercy, grace and love for His own? But for the grace of God there go I. Thank you Jesus
  • Rongai
    Gideon was just amazing.
  • Gloria
    God is so kind. Gideon was terrified but God went to all lengths to encourage him and strengthen his faith. And God speaks to us. he tells us what hes going to do. He doesn't leave us in the dark about his plans. What a wonderful God he is.
  • BSP
    Verse 14~Jehovah God saw the potential that Gideon had. He told him to go with the strength you have. He knew he couldn’t do it in his own strength but he needed him to just get going and Jehovah would make up for the rest.
  • Abel Israel
    Eaglesrock, in my own view of this chapter: Is not that Gideon is afraid, is because Israel had already sinned and God is punishing them base on their sins, because the bible said fear is a torment, and fear also is having faith in the adversary to harm us where as God has already given Israel to the enemy to do them harm because of their sins in worshipping other god Baal.
  • Irene123
    V.2 - they lived in caves; also David did too. And others not of the middle east. These 'pre-historic' bones the worldly people are digging up; the bones of these people is what they are digging up. Just 'pieces' they are adding to to make a 'complete' skull. They shape it to look 'ape-ish'. They hate God.

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