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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Judges 6

Verse 1

children = sous.

evil. Hebrew. ra'a' . App-44 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

and = the.

Verse 5

grasshoppers = locusts.

Verse 8

a prophet. Hebrew "a man (' ish, App-14 .) a prophet"

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

from Egypt. Some codices, with Septuagint and Syriac, read "from the land of Egypt".

bondage. Hebrew bondmen. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct). App-6 .

Verse 11

an oak = the oak, as being well known.

Joash = Jehovah gave.

Gideon = cutter down.

by the winepress = in the winepress. Shows the straits of the people. Compare verses: Judges 6:2-6 . Threshing-floor exposed, winepress sunk in ground.

Verse 12

Angel of the LORD = angel of Jehovah: i.e. the Covenant God "with" His servant (Gideon). Compare Judges 6:20 = angel of Elohim, the Creator working a miracle for His creature.

mighty man. Hebrew. gibbor.

Verse 13

my Lord = Adonai . App-4 .

Verse 14

thy might. His might lay in the knowledge of Jehovah's strength (Judges 6:13 ) and his own weakness.

Verse 15

my LORD*. This is one of the 134 places where the primitive text "Jehovah" has been altered to "Adonai" See App-32 .

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

family = thousand (1 Samuel 10:19 ).

poor = the meanest.

Verse 16

I will be With thee. Compare Exodus 3:12 .Isaiah 7:14 .Matthew 1:23 .

Verse 17

Thou talkest. Supply Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) thus: "Thou [art Jehovah Who] talkest".

Verse 18

present = Hebrew. minhah. App-43 .

Verse 19

kid = kid of the goats.

unleavened. For offering: quickly made.

ephah. See App-51 .

a basket = the tray. Hebrew. sal, always connected with royalty, or sacrifice.

a pot = the pot.

Verse 20

God = Elohim. See note on Judges 6:12 , above.

this = you.

Verse 21

rose up fire. This fire was the token of Jehovah's acceptance. See note on "respect", Genesis 4:4 .

fire = the fire.

Verse 22

O Lord GOD = O Adonai Jehovah. App-4 , (2).

for because = forasmuch as.

Verse 24

Jehovah-shalom. Jehovah [gives] peace. One of the Jehovah titles. See App-4 .

Verse 25

even , or "and".

the grove = the 'asherah. See Exodus 34:13 . App-42 .

Verse 26

rock = strong place.

ordered place , or due order.

offer. See App-43 .

as = according as.

Verse 32

Jerubbaal = Let Baal plead. 1 Samuel 12:11 . 2 Samuel 11:21 .

Verse 34

Spirit = Hebrew. ruach. See App-9 .

came upon = clothed (1 Chronicles 12:18 . 2 Chronicles 24:20 ). Hebrew. labash, to put on so as to fill.

gathered: gathered by proclamation.

Verse 36

God. See note on Judges 6:12 .

Verse 37

floor = threshing-floor.

Verse 39

God = ha- Elohim . The God. App-4 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Judges 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/judges-6.html. 1909-1922.