JUDGES 6:30

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“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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Judges 6:30 Translation & Meaning

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Then 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) Then 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
said וַיֹּ֨אמְר֜וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Joash, יוֹאָ֔שׁ Joash, the name of six Israelites Joash
Bring out הוֹצֵ֥א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim Bring out
thy son, בִּנְךָ֖ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
that he may die: וְיָמֹ֑ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
because כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
he hath cast down נָתַץ֙ To tear down cast down
the altar מִזְבַּ֣ח An altar altar
of Baal, הַבַּ֔עַל Baal, a Phoenician deity Baal
and because וְכִ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
he hath cut down כָרַ֖ת 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 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 עָלָֽיו׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications by
it. עָלָֽיו׃ 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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  • 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.

  • 31  And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar.

  • 32  Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.




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