Judges 7:9

9 That same 1night the LORD said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, 2for I have given it into your hand.

Judges 7:9 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 7:9

And it came to pass the same night that the Lord said to him,
&c.] The night after there had been so great a reduction of his army, from 32,000 to three hundred:

arise, get thee down unto the host, for I have delivered it into thine
that is, go down from the hill where he and his little army were, to the valley of Jezreel, where lay the numerous host of Midian; assuring him, that though the disproportion was so very great, the army of Midian should be delivered into his hands; and it was enough that the Lord had said it, for him to believe it; but in such circumstances that he was, it is no wonder that he had his fears and misgivings of heart, wherefore it follows;

Judges 7:9 In-Context

7 And the LORD said to Gideon, "With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home."
8 So the people took provisions in their hands, and their trumpets. And he sent all the rest of Israel every man to his tent, but retained the 300 men. And the camp of Midian was below him in the valley.
9 That same night the LORD said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hand.
10 But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant.
11 And you shall hear what they say, and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp."Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outposts of the armed men who were in the camp.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 46:2, 3; 1 Kings 3:5
  • 2. See Judges 3:28
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