JUDGES 7:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.”

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Judges 7:7 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְהוָ֜ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said וַיֹּ֨אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Gideon, גִּדְע֗וֹן Gidon, an Israelite Gideon
By the three בִּשְׁלֹשׁ֩ Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice three
hundred מֵא֨וֹת A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
men הָאִ֤ישׁ 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 lapped הַֽמֲלַקְקִים֙ To lick or lap lapped
will I save אוֹשִׁ֣יעַ Properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e., (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor save
you, and deliver וְנָֽתַתִּ֥י To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) deliver
the Midianites מִדְיָ֖ן Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants Midianites
into thine hand: בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ 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 hand
and let all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) let all
the people הָעָ֔ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
other (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
go יֵֽלְכ֖וּ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) go
every man אִ֥ישׁ 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) every man
unto his place. לִמְקֹמֽוֹ׃ Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place

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  • 5  So he brought down the people unto the water: and the Lord said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.

  • 6  And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

  • 7  And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.

  • 8  So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

  • 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.




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