JUDGES 7:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.”

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Judges 7:19 Translation & Meaning

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So Gideon, גִ֠דְעוֹן Gidon, an Israelite Gideon
and the hundred וּמֵאָה A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
men אִ֨ישׁ 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
that אֲשֶׁר 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.)
with אִתּ֜וֹ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
him, came וַיָּבֹ֣א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto the outside בִּקְצֵ֣ה An extremity outside
of the camp הַֽמַּחֲנֶ֗ה 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) camp
in the beginning רֹ֚אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) beginning
of the middle הַתִּֽיכוֹנָ֔ה Central middle
watch; הָֽאַשְׁמֹ֣רֶת A night watch watch
and they had but אַ֛ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only and they had but
newly הָקֵ֥ם To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) newly
set הֵקִ֖ימוּ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) set
the watch: הַשֹּֽׁמְרִ֑ים Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc watch
and they blew וַֽיִּתְקְעוּ֙ To clatter, i.e., slap (the hands together), clang (an instrument); by analogy, to drive (a nail or tent-pin, a dart, etc.); by implication, to become bondsman by handclasping) blew
the trumpets, בַּשּׁ֣וֹפָר֔וֹת A cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved horn trumpets
and brake וְנָפ֥וֹץ To dash to pieces, or scatter brake
the pitchers הַכַּדִּ֖ים Properly, a pail; but generally of earthenware; a jar for domestic purposes pitchers
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 their hands. בְּיָדָֽם׃ 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] hands

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  • 17  And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.

  • 18  When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

  • 19  So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.

  • 20  And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

  • 21  And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.




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