Judges 7:16

“And he diuided the three hundred men into three companies, and hee put a trumpet in euery mans hand, with empty pitchers, and lampes within the pitchers,”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And he divided the three hundred men [into] three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
- King James Version

He divided the 300 men into three companies, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put into the hands of all of them trumpets, and empty pitchers, with torches within the pitchers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then separating the three hundred men into three bands, he gave every man a horn, and a vessel in which was a flaming branch.
- Basic English Bible

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, and empty pitchers, and torches within the pitchers.
- Darby Bible

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
- Webster's Bible

He divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put into the hands of all of them trumpets, and empty pitchers, with torches within the pitchers.
- World English Bible

And he divideth the three hundred men [into] three detachments, and putteth trumpets into the hand of all of them, and empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put into the hands of all of them horns, and empty pitchers, with torches within the pitchers.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 7:16


7:16 Three companies - To make a shew of a vast army. Within the pitchers - Partly to preserve the flame from the wind and weather; and partly to conceal it, and surprise their enemy with sudden flashes of light.


Discussion for Judges 7

  • RJ
    Doesn't take a lot of fight....it does take a lot of faith
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Those who were fearful were not made to remain and fight. This showed compassion on Jehovah God's part.
  • Stephen Botts
    The original '300'! God uses the weak to confound the strong!
  • Christine Awah
    The first victory was because Gideon heard from God . It was God's time to conquer for His children. Our victories are won in the spirit realm primarily before the physical experience. See verse 13 The Medianite dreams of defeat before getting to the battle.
  • Mike Ogunleye
    Our God is a great God, He deliver his own from their enemy. Despite the fact that Gideon's faith was shaken at the beginning the good Lord proves himself that he is the Lord.
    When we surrender our will to his will he will surely take us out of our trouble.
  • Angela
    If God wants to fight a battle, He doesn't work with majority but only those that are ready for Him

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