Judges 6:36

36 Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised—

Read Judges 6:36 Using Other Translations

And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said,
Then Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,
Then Gideon said to God, “If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised,

What does Judges 6:36 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 6:36

And Gideon said unto God
Not to a prophet of God who was there, of whom he asked the following signs to be done, as Ben Gersom, but to God in prayer, as Abarbinel:

if thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said;
not that he doubted of it, but was willing to have a confirmation of his faith; and perhaps his view was more for the encouragement of those that were with him than himself, that he desired the following signs; and though he had had one before, that was to show that he was truly an angel that spoke to him, and not to ascertain the salvation that should be wrought by him; though that might be concluded from his being an angel that spoke to him, and assured him of it.

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