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Judges 7:17

17 “Watch me,” he told them. “Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do.

Read Judges 7:17 Using Other Translations

And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.
And he said to them, "Look at me, and do likewise. When I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do.
Then he said to them, “Keep your eyes on me. When I come to the edge of the camp, do just as I do.

What does Judges 7:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 7:17

And he said unto them, look on me, and do likewise
Observe what I do, and do the same, in blowing a trumpet, breaking a pitcher, and shouting with the words expressed by him:

and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp;
where the sentinels stood, and the watch was set:

it shall be, that as I do, so shall ye do;
and not before; a trumpet was not to be blown, nor a pitcher broken, nor a torch held out, nor a word spoken, till just they came to the outside of the camp: and then they were to observe the motions of Gideon, and do as he did.

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