Judges 6:23

23 But the LORD said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.”

Judges 6:23 in Other Translations

23 And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.
23 But the LORD said to him, "Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die."
23 “It is all right,” the LORD replied. “Do not be afraid. You will not die.”
23 But God reassured him, "Easy now. Don't panic. You won't die."
23 But the Lord said to him, "Peace to you. Don't be afraid, for you will not die."

Judges 6:23 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 6:23

And the Lord said unto him
Either by a secret impulse upon his spirit, or by a voice from heaven; and even, as Kimchi observes, the angel, after he ascended, might cause this voice to be heard, seeing him in great fear, because he knew he was an angel; and which is another proof of this angel being Jehovah himself, the eternal Word:

peace be unto thee, fear not, thou shall not die;
let not thy mind be ruffled and disturbed, but serene and calm; fear not that any evil shall befall thee, and particularly death; thou shall be safe from any danger whatever, and especially from death, which he expected in his flight would immediately follow.

Judges 6:23 In-Context

21 Then the angel of the LORD touched the meat and the unleavened bread with the tip of the staff that was in his hand. Fire flared from the rock, consuming the meat and the bread. And the angel of the LORD disappeared.
22 When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the LORD, he exclaimed, “Alas, Sovereign LORD! I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!”
23 But the LORD said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.”
24 So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
25 That same night the LORD said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old. Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Daniel 10:19
  • 2. S Genesis 16:13; S Deuteronomy 5:26