JUDGES 7:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Judges 7:8 Translation & Meaning

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So the people הָעָ֨ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
took וַיִּקְח֣וּ To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
victuals צֵדָה֩ Food victuals
in their hand, בְּיָדָ֜ם 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
and their trumpets: שׁוֹפְרֹֽתֵיהֶ֗ם A cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved horn trumpets
and he sent שִׁלַּח֙ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent
all אִ֤ישׁ 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) all
the rest of (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
every 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) every man
unto his tent, לְאֹֽהָלָ֔יו A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tent
and retained הֶֽחֱזִ֑יק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer retained
those three וּבִשְׁלֹשׁ Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice those three
hundred מֵא֥וֹת A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
men: הָאִ֖ישׁ 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
and the host וּמַֽחֲנֵ֣ה 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
of Midian מִדְיָ֔ן Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants Midian
was הָ֥יָה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) was
beneath מִתַּ֥חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc beneath
him in the valley. בָּעֵֽמֶק׃ A vale (i.e., broad depression) valley

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  • 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.

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




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