Judges 6:40

“And God did so that night: for it was drie vpon the fleece onely, and there was deaw on all the ground.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
- King James Version

God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that night God did so; for the wool was dry, and there was dew on all the earth round it.
- Basic English Bible

And God did so that night, and it was dry upon the fleece only, but on all the ground there was dew.
- Darby Bible

And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
- Webster's Bible

God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
- World English Bible

And God doth so on that night, and there is drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth there hath been dew.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God did so that night; for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 6:40


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!


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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