JUDGES 6:27

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“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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Judges 6:27 Translation & Meaning

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Then Gideon גִּדְע֜וֹן Gidon, an Israelite Then Gideon
took וַיִּקַּ֨ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
ten עֲשָׂרָ֤ה Ten (as an accumulation to the extent of the digits) ten
men אֲנָשִׁים֙ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
of his servants, מֵֽעֲבָדָ֔יו A servant servants
and did וַיַּ֕עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֛ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
the Lord יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
had said דִּבֶּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue said
unto אֵלָ֖יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him: and it was, וַיְהִ֡י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) him and it was
so (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
because כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc because
he feared יָרֵא֩ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten feared
his father's אָבִ֜יו Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
household, בֵּ֨ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) household
and the men אַנְשֵׁ֥י A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
of the city, הָעִ֛יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
that he could not do מֵֽעֲשׂ֥וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application could not do
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
by day, יוֹמָ֖ם Daily day
that he did וַיַּ֥עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
by night. לָֽיְלָה׃ Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity night

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  • 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.

  • 28  And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.

  • 29  And they said one to another, Who hath done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing.




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