Judges 7:18

“When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with mee, then blow ye the trumpets also on euery side of all the campe, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.”

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Other Translations

When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that [are] with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, [The sword] of the LORD, and of Gideon.
- King James Version

"When I and all who are with me blow the trumpet, then you also blow the trumpets all around the camp and say, 'For the LORD and for Gideon.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When I blow the trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, For Jehovah and for Gideon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At the sound of my horn, and the horns of those who are with me, let your horns be sounded all round the tents, and say, For the Lord and for Gideon.
- Basic English Bible

And when I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, ye also shall blow the trumpets around the whole camp, and shall say, For Jehovah and for Gideon!
- Darby Bible

When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
- Webster's Bible

When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and shout, 'For Yahweh and for Gideon!'"
- World English Bible

and I have blown with a trumpet -- I and all who [are] with me, and ye have blown with trumpets, even ye, round about all the camp, and have said, For Jehovah and for Gideon.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

When I blow the horn, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the horns also on every side of all the camp, and say: For the LORD and for Gideon!'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 7:18


7:18 Of Gideon - He mentions his own name, together with God's, not out of arrogance, as if he would equal himself with God; but from prudent policy, because his name was grown formidable to them, and so was likely to further his design. See ver.#14|.


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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