Judges 6:32

“Therefore on that day hee called him Ierubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because hee hath throwen downe his altar.”

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Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.
- King James Version

Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, "Let Baal contend against him, because he had torn down his altar."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal contend against him, because he hath broken down his altar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that day he gave him the name of Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal take up his cause against him because his altar has been broken down.
- Basic English Bible

And on that day they called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead with him, because he has broken down his altar.
- Darby Bible

Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore on that day he named him Jerub-Baal, saying, "Let Baal contend against him, because he has broken down his altar."
- World English Bible

And he calleth him, on that day, Jerubbaal, saying, `The Baal doth plead against him, because he hath broken down his altar.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore on that day he was called Jerubbaal, saying: 'Let Baal contend against him, because he hath broken down his altar.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 6:32


6:32 He called - Joash called Gideon so, chap.#8:29|, in remembrance of this noble exploit, and to put a brand upon Baal. Jerub - baal - That is, Let Baal plead. It is a probable conjecture, that that Jerombalus, whom Sanchoniathon, (one of the most ancient of all the Heathen writers) speaks of as a priest of Jao, (a corruption of Jehovah) and to whom he was indebted for a great deal of knowledge, was this Jerub - baal.


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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