JUDGES 6:28

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“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.”

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Judges 6:28 Translation & Meaning

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And when the men אַנְשֵׁ֤י 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 הָעִיר֙ A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
arose early וַיַּשְׁכִּ֜ימוּ Literally, to load up (on the back of man or beast), i.e., to start early in the morning arose early
in the morning, בַּבֹּ֔קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
behold, וְהִנֵּ֤ה Lo! behold
the altar מִזְבַּ֣ח An altar altar
of Baal הַבַּ֔עַל Baal, a Phoenician deity Baal
was cast down, נֻתַּץ֙ To tear down cast down
and the grove וְהָֽאֲשֵׁרָ֥ה Asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same grove
was cut down כֹּרָ֑תָה 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
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
was (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, and the second הַשֵּׁנִ֔י Properly, double, i.e., second; also adverbially, again second
bullock הַפָּ֣ר A bullock (apparently as breaking forth in wild strength, or perhaps as dividing the hoof) bullock
was offered הֹֽעֲלָ֔ה To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative offered
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ An altar altar
that was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
built. הַבָּנֽוּי׃ To build (literally and figuratively) built

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  • 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.

  • 30  Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it.




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