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Judges 7:20

    Judges 7:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the three companies blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow with: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the torches in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands wherewith to blow; and they cried, The sword of Jehovah and of Gideon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the three bands all gave a loud note on their horns, and when the vessels had been broken, they took the flaming branches in their left hands, and the horns in their right hands ready for blowing, crying out, For the Lord and for Gideon.

    Webster's Revision

    And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the torches in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands wherewith to blow; and they cried, The sword of Jehovah and of Gideon.

    World English Bible

    The three companies blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers, and held the torches in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands with which to blow; and they shouted, "The sword of Yahweh and of Gideon!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the torches in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD and of Gideon.

    Definitions for Judges 7:20

    Withal - At the same time; together with.
    Withal - With.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 7:20

    Blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers - How astonishing must the effect be, in a dark night, of the sudden glare of three hundred torches, darting their splendor, in the same instant, on the half-awakened eyes of the terrified Midianites, accompanied with the clangour of three hundred trumpets, alternately mingled with the thundering shout of חרב ליהוה ולגדעון chereb layhovah ulegidon, "A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!" Origen, in his ninth homily on this book, makes these three hundred men types of the preachers of the Gospel; their trumpets of the preaching of Christ crucified; and their lights or torches, of the holy conduct of righteous men. In some verses of an ancient author, attributed to Tertullian, and written against the heretic Marcion, Gideon's three hundred men are represented as horsemen; and in this number he finds the mystery of the cross; because the Greek letter Τ, tau, which is the numeral for 300, is itself the sign of the cross. The verses, which may be found in vol. v. of the Pisaurian Collection of the Latin heathen and Christian poets, Advers, Marcion., lib. 3, ver. 18, as being very curious, and not often to be met with, I shall here subjoin: -

    Ex quibus ut Gideon dux agminis, acer in hostem,

    Non virtute sua tutelam acquirere genti

    Firmatusque fide signum petit excita menti,

    Quo vel non posset, vel posset vincere bellum,

    Vellus ut in noctem positum de rore maderet,

    Et tellus omnis circum siccata jaceret,

    Hoc inimicorum palmam coalescere mundo;

    Atque iterum solo remanenti vellere sicco,

    Hoc eadem tellus roraret nocte liquore,

    Hoc etenim signo praedonum stravit acervos.

    Congressus populo Christi, sine milite multo:

    Tercenteno equite (numerus Tau littera Graeca)

    Armatis facibusque et cornibus ore canentum.

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