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Judges 8:23

    Judges 8:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Gideon said to them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: Jehovah shall rule over you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Gideon said to them, I will not be a ruler over you, and my son will not be a ruler over you: it is the Lord who will be ruler over you.

    Webster's Revision

    And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: Jehovah shall rule over you.

    World English Bible

    Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you. Yahweh shall rule over you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 8:23

    The Lord shall rule over you - Few with such power at their command would have acted as Gideon. His speech calls them back to their first principles, and should have excited in them both shame and contrition. How different is this speech from that of Oliver Cromwell when the commons offered him the crown of England!

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 8:23

    8:23 I will not rule - As a king. The Lord shall rule - In a special manner, as he hath hitherto done, by judges, whom God particularly appointed and directed, even by Urim and Thummim, and assisted upon all occasions; whereas Kings had only a general dependance upon God.