Judges 8:19

“And he said, They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 8:19

And hee said, They were my brethren, euen the sonnes of my mother: as the Lord liueth, if yee had saued them aliue, I would not slay you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "They {were} my brothers, the sons of my mother. {As} the LORD lives, if only you had let them live, I would not kill you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, They were my brethren, the sons of my mother: as Jehovah liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, They were my brothers, my mother's sons: by the life of the Lord, if you had kept them safe, I would not put you to death.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, They were my brethren, the sons of my mother. [As] Jehovah liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.
- Darby Bible

And he said, They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As Yahweh lives, if you had saved them alive, I would not kill you."
- World English Bible

And he saith, `My brethren -- sons of my mother -- they; Jehovah liveth, if ye had kept them alive -- I had not slain you.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'They were my brethren, the sons of my mother; as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 8:19

Wesley's Notes for Judges 8:19


8:19 I would not slay - For being not Canaanites, he was not obliged to kill them; but they having killed his brethren, and that in cool blood, he was by law the avenger of their blood.


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