Judges 8:30

“And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 8:30

And Gideon had threescore and ten sonnes of his body begotten: for he had many wiues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Gideon had seventy sons who were his direct descendants, for he had many wives.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten; for he had many wives.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Gideon had seventy sons, the offspring of his body; for he had a number of wives.
- Basic English Bible

Now Gideon had seventy sons who had come out of his loins, for he had many wives.
- Darby Bible

And Gideon had seventy sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.
- Webster's Bible

Gideon had seventy sons conceived from his body; for he had many wives.
- World English Bible

and to Gideon there have been seventy sons, coming out of his loin, for he had many wives;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten; for he had many wives.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 8:30

Wesley's Notes for Judges 8:30


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.

8:29 His own house - Not in his father's house; as he did before; nor yet in a court like a king, as the people desired; but in a middle state, as a judge for the preservation and maintenance of their religion and liberties.

8:31 Shechem - She dwelt there, and he often came thither, either to execute judgment, or upon other occasions. Abimelech - That is, my father the king; so he called him, probably, to gratify his concubine, who desired it either out of pride, or design.

8:32 A good old age - His long life being crowned with the continuance of honour, tranquility, and happiness.


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