JUDGES 7:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.”

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Judges 7:11 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt hear וְשָֽׁמַעְתָּ֙ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hear
what מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses what
they say; יְדַבֵּ֔רוּ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue say
and afterward וְאַחַר֙ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) afterward
shall thine hands יָדֶ֔יךָ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] thine hands
be strengthened תֶּֽחֱזַ֣קְנָה To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer strengthened
to go down וְיָֽרַדְתָּ֖ To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) go down
unto the host. בַּֽמַּחֲנֶ֑ה An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) host
Then went he down וַיֵּ֤רֶד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) Then down
with Phurah וּפֻרָ֣ה Purah, an Israelite Phurah
his servant נַֽעֲר֔וֹ (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) servant
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the outside קְצֵ֥ה An extremity outside
of the armed men הַֽחֲמֻשִׁ֖ים Staunch, i.e., able-bodied soldiers armed men
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in the host. בַּֽמַּחֲנֶֽה׃ An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) host

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  • 9  And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand.

  • 10  But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:

  • 11  And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.

  • 12  And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

  • 13  And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.




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