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Judges 8:13

    Judges 8:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from battle before the sun was up,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from battle before the sun was up,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Gideon, the son of Joash, went back from the fight:

    Webster's Revision

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.

    World English Bible

    Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle from the ascent of Heres.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 8:13

    Returned from battle before the sun was up - This does not appear to be a proper translation of מלמעלה החרס milmaaleh hechares. It should be rendered from the ascent of Chares: this is the reading of the Septuagint, the Syriac, and the Arabic.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 8:13

    Before the sun was up - The translation of the words is doubtful, because of the rarity of the word rendered "sun" (חרס cheres). Many suppose it to be the name of a mountain pass, and render it from the ascent of Heres.