JUDGES 6:25

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“And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:

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Judges 6:25 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass וַיְהִי֮ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
the same הַהוּא֒ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are same
night, בַּלַּ֣יְלָה Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity night
that the Lord יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said וַיֹּ֧אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto him, Take קַ֤ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) Take
thy father's לְאָבִ֔יךָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
young פַּר A bullock (apparently as breaking forth in wild strength, or perhaps as dividing the hoof) young
bullock, הַשּׁוֹר֙ A bullock (as a traveller) bullock
even the second הַשֵּׁנִ֖י Properly, double, i.e., second; also adverbially, again even second
bullock וּפַ֥ר A bullock (apparently as breaking forth in wild strength, or perhaps as dividing the hoof) bullock
of seven שֶׁ֣בַע Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
years old, שָׁנִ֑ים A year (as a revolution of time) years old
and throw down וְהָֽרַסְתָּ֗ To pull down or in pieces, break, destroy throw down
the altar מִזְבַּ֤ח An altar altar
of Baal הַבַּ֙עַל֙ Baal, a Phoenician deity Baal
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
thy father לְאָבִ֔יךָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
hath, and cut down תִּכְרֹֽת׃ To cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e., make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces) cut down
the grove הָֽאֲשֵׁרָ֥ה Asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same grove
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
by עָלָ֖יו Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications by
it: עָלָ֖יו Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications it

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  • 23  And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.

  • 24  Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah-shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.

  • 25  And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:

  • 26  And build an altar unto the Lord thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.

  • 27  Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the Lord had said unto him: and so it was, because he feared his father's household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.




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