JUDGES 7:14

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“And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.”

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Judges 7:14 Translation & Meaning

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And his fellow רֵעֵ֤הוּ An associate (more or less close) fellow
answered וַיַּ֨עַן Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce answered
and said, וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
This זֹ֔את This (often used adverb) This
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
nothing else אֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle nothing else
save בִּלְתִּ֗י Properly, a failure of, i.e., (used only as a negative particle, usually with a prepositional prefix) not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until, etc save
the sword חֶ֛רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
of Gideon גִּדְע֥וֹן Gidon, an Israelite Gideon
the son בֶּן 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
of Joash, יוֹאָ֖שׁ Joash, the name of six Israelites Joash
a man אִ֣ישׁ 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) man
of Israel: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
for (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
into his hand בְּיָד֔וֹ 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] hand
hath God הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
delivered נָתַ֤ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) delivered
Midian, מִדְיָ֖ן Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants Midian
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the host. הַֽמַּחֲנֶֽה׃ 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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  • 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.

  • 14  And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.

  • 15  And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.

  • 16  And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.




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