Judges 8:28

“Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel; so that they lifted vp their heads no more: and the countrey was in quietnesse fourtie yeeres, in the dayes of Gideon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Midian was broken before the children of Israel and the Midianites never got back their strength. And the land had peace for forty years, in the days of Gideon.
- Basic English Bible

And Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.
- Darby Bible

Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they raised their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.
- Webster's Bible

So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. The land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.
- World English Bible

And Midian is humbled before the sons of Israel, and have not added to lift up their head; and the land resteth forty years in the days of Gideon.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 8:28


8:28 Lifted up their head - That is, recovered not their former strength or courage, so as to conquer or oppress others. Forty years - To the fortieth year, from the beginning of the Midianitish oppression. The days, &c. - As long as Gideon lived.


Discussion for Judges 8

  • Stephen Botts
    Notice Gideon in the first three verses proves the words of Solomon by way of the Holy Spirit right: A soft answer turneth away wrath.
  • Meesha
    Notice how the gold orniments became a snare for Gideon and his house. Also notice how after this mention, the anointing of GOD left Gideon as a result of his decision to take the gold. The honor that Israel once had for Gideon left and the children of Israel also turned to other GOD's again. As believers, we have to be careful/mindful of the example we set before the world and other brothers and
  • BSP
    Gideon gave a kind and mild reply in verse 3 even though he received harsh words that could have provoked him to anger.
  • Michael C.
    Some cannot find the glory in victories for themselves, and fall to quarreling and accusing those who have done them no harm. These are the kind that love you when things go well, but forget you quickly, and all you did for them, when you're gone. Jesus said,"No man uses a part of a new cloth to repair an old garment;" and you can't expect hypocrites to show any better in them, than stage-playing.
  • Chika
    Gideon pursued and destroyed midianites, he free the children of lsrael but refused to be their king....as a child of GOD we need to obey GOD 'S commandment...
  • Why He has many wives ? When it 's adultery to have a relationship with more than a woman..how and why is he allowed to have many wifes?

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