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Judges 13:18

    Judges 13:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why ask you thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the angel of the Lord said to him, Why are you questioning me about my name, seeing that it is a wonder?

    Webster's Revision

    And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

    World English Bible

    The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why do you ask about my name, since it is wonderful?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is wonderful?

    Definitions for Judges 13:18

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 13:18

    Seeing it is secret? - It was because it was secret that they wished to know it. The angel does not say that it was secret, but הוא פלאי hu peli it is Wonderful; the very character that is given to Jesus Christ, Isaiah 9:6 : His name shall be called, פלא Wonderful; and it is supposed by some that the angel gives this as his name, and consequently that he was our blessed Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 13:18

    Secret - Rather, "wonderful," as in the margin. In Judges 13:19 the Angel "did wondrously," probably as the Angel that Appeared to Gideon had done, bringing fire from the rock. See the marginal references and notes.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 13:18

    13:18 Secret - Hidden from mortal men: or, wonderful, such as thou canst not comprehend: my nature and essence, (which is often signified by name in scripture) is incomprehensible. This shews, that this was the angel of the covenant, the Son of God.