Judges 6:13
New International Version
"Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."

New Living Translation
“Sir,” Gideon replied, “if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about? Didn’t they say, ‘The LORD brought us up out of Egypt’? But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to the Midianites.”

English Standard Version
And Gideon said to him, “Please, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.”

Berean Study Bible
“Pardon me, Sir,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all His wonders about which our fathers told us, saying, ‘Has not the LORD brought us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hand of Midian.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."

King James Bible
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

Christian Standard Bible
Gideon said to him, "Please, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened? And where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about? They said, 'Hasn't the LORD brought us out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian."

Contemporary English Version
Gideon answered, "Please don't take this wrong, but if the LORD is helping us, then why have all of these awful things happened? We've heard how the LORD performed miracles and rescued our ancestors from Egypt. But those things happened long ago. Now the LORD has abandoned us to the Midianites."

Good News Translation
Gideon said to him, "If I may ask, sir, why has all this happened to us if the LORD is with us? What happened to all the wonderful things that our fathers told us the LORD used to do--how he brought them out of Egypt? The LORD has abandoned us and left us to the mercy of the Midianites."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gideon said to Him, "Please Sir, if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened? And where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about? They said, 'Hasn't the LORD brought us out of Egypt? But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian."

International Standard Version
But Gideon replied, "Right… Sir, if the LORD is with us, then why has all of this happened to us? And where are all of his miraculous works that our ancestors recounted to us when they said, 'The LORD brought us up from Egypt, didn't he?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us over to Midian!"

NET Bible
Gideon said to him, "Pardon me, but if the LORD is with us, why has such disaster overtaken us? Where are all his miraculous deeds our ancestors told us about? They said, 'Did the LORD not bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian."

New Heart English Bible
Gideon said to him, "Oh, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? Where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, 'Didn't the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gideon responded, "Excuse me, sir! But if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all the miracles our ancestors have told us about? Didn't they say, 'The LORD brought us out of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and has handed us over to Midian."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Gideon said unto him: 'Oh, my lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where are all His wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying: Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Gideon said to him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this befallen us? And where are all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

King James 2000 Bible
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where are all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD has forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

American King James Version
And Gideon said to him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD has forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

American Standard Version
And Gideon said unto him, Oh, my lord, if Jehovah is with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not Jehovah bring us up from Egypt? but now Jehovah hath cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gedeon said to him, Be gracious with me, my Lord: but if the Lord is with us, why have these evils found us? and where are all his miracles, which our fathers have related to us, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt? and now he has cast us out, and given us into the hand of Madiam.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Gedeon said to him: I beseech thee, my lord, if the Lord be with us, why have these evils fallen upon us? Where are his miracles, which our fathers have told us of, saying: The Lord brought us Out of Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the bands of Madian.

Darby Bible Translation
And Gideon said to him, Ah my Lord, if Jehovah be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where are all his miracles that our fathers told us of, saying, Did not Jehovah bring us up from Egypt? And now Jehovah hath cast us off, and given us into the hand of Midian.

English Revised Version
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Gideon said to him, O my Lord, if the LORD is with us, why then hath all this befallen us? and where are all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

World English Bible
Gideon said to him, "Oh, my lord, if Yahweh is with us, why then has all this happened to us? Where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, 'Didn't Yahweh bring us up from Egypt?' But now Yahweh has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian."

Young's Literal Translation
And Gideon saith unto him, 'O, my lord -- and Jehovah is with us! -- and why hath all this found us? and where are all His wonders which our fathers recounted to us, saying, Hath not Jehovah brought us up out of Egypt? and now Jehovah hath left us, and doth give us into the hand of Midian.'
Study Bible
The Call of Gideon
12And the Angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon and said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” 13“Pardon me, Sir,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all His wonders about which our fathers told us, saying, ‘Has not the LORD brought us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hand of Midian.” 14The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian. Am I not sending you?”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:17
On that day My anger will burn against them, and I will abandon them and hide My face from them, so that they will be consumed, and many troubles and afflictions will befall them. On that day they will say, 'Have not these disasters come upon us because our God is no longer with us?'

Judges 6:1
Again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD; so He handed them over to Midian for seven years,

Judges 6:12
And the Angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon and said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."

Psalm 44:1
We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us the work You did in their days, in days of long ago.

Psalm 44:9
But You have rejected and humbled us; You no longer go forth with our armies.

Treasury of Scripture

And Gideon said to him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD has forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

if the Lord

Genesis 25:22
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

Exodus 33:14-16
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest…

Numbers 14:14,15
And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night…

why then

Deuteronomy 29:24
Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?

Deuteronomy 30:17,18
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; …

Psalm 77:7-9
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? …

our fathers

Psalm 44:1
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

Psalm 78:3,4
Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us…

forsaken us

Deuteronomy 31:17
Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?

2 Chronicles 15:2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

Psalm 27:9
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.







Lexicon
“Pardon me,
בִּ֣י (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 994: Oh that!, with leave, if it please

Sir,”
אֲדֹנִ֔י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

Gideon
גִּדְעוֹן֙ (giḏ·‘ō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1439: Gideon -- a judge of Israel

replied,
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“but if the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is
וְיֵ֤שׁ (wə·yêš)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

with us,
עִמָּ֔נוּ (‘im·mā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

why
וְלָ֥מָּה (wə·lām·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

has all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

this
זֹ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

happened to us?
מְצָאַ֖תְנוּ (mə·ṣā·’aṯ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

And where
וְאַיֵּ֣ה (wə·’ay·yêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 346: Where?

are all
כָֽל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

His wonders
נִפְלְאֹתָ֡יו (nip̄·lə·’ō·ṯāw)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6381: To separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful

about which
אֲשֶׁר֩ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

our fathers
אֲבוֹתֵ֜ינוּ (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

told
סִפְּרוּ־ (sip·pə·rū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

us,
לָ֨נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

saying,
לֵאמֹ֗ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

?Has not
הֲלֹ֤א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

brought us up
הֶעֱלָ֣נוּ (he·‘ĕ·lā·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

out of Egypt??
מִמִּצְרַ֙יִם֙ (mim·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

But now
וְעַתָּה֙ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has forsaken us
נְטָשָׁ֣נוּ (nə·ṭā·šā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5203: To pound, smite, to disperse, to thrust off, down, out, upon

and delivered us
וַֽיִּתְּנֵ֖נוּ (way·yit·tə·nê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

into the hand
בְּכַף־ (bə·ḵap̄-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

of Midian.”
מִדְיָֽן׃ (miḏ·yān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4080: Midian -- a son of Abraham and Keturah, also his descendants and the region where they settled
(13) Oh my Lord.--The title is here only one of courtesy (adoni, like kurie; "sir" in John 20:19, &c.),for Gideon only saw in the angel a stranger seated beneath the terebinth which overshadowed the rock-hewn wine-vat in which he was working.

Why then is all this befallen us?--See Deuteronomy 31:17 : "Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?" The words "all this" sound like an echo of Gideon's gloomy thoughts--the thoughts of his country and his brothers, which had been darkening his soul amid his hard toil. "A mighty indication of God's favour to me that I am forced to use this wine-press instead of a threshing-floor" (Jos.).

Where be all his miracles?--See Psalm 78:12; Psalm 89:49.

The Lord hath forsaken us.--See Psalm 13:1; 2Chronicles 15:2 : "If ye forsake him, he will forsake you."

Verse 13. - If the Lord be with us, etc. The utter dejection caused by the Midianite oppression breathes in every word spoken by Gideon. But how reassuring the angel's words were. Which our fathers told us cf. This is a distinct reference to the national traditions, which are elsewhere alluded to (cf. Exodus 12:26, 27; Psalm 44:1; Psalm 78:3-5; Jeremiah 16:14). 6:11-24 Gideon was a man of a brave, active spirit, yet in obscurity through the times: he is here stirred up to undertake something great. It was very sure that the Lord was with him, when his Angel was with him. Gideon was weak in faith, which made it hard to reconcile the assurances of the presence of God with the distress to which Israel was brought. The Angel answered his objections. He told him to appear and act as Israel's deliverer, there needed no more. Bishop Hall says, While God calls Gideon valiant, he makes him so. God delights to advance the humble. Gideon desires to have his faith confirmed. Now, under the influences of the Spirit, we are not to expect signs before our eyes such as Gideon here desired, but must earnestly pray to God, that if we have found grace in his sight, he would show us a sign in our heart, by the powerful working of his Spirit there, The Angel turned the meat into an offering made by fire; showing that he was not a man who needed meat, but the Son of God, who was to be served and honoured by sacrifice, and who in the fulness of time was to make himself a sacrifice. Hereby a sign was given to Gideon, that he had found grace in God's sight. Ever since man has by sin exposed himself to God's wrath and curse, a message from heaven has been a terror to him, as he scarcely dares to expect good tidings thence. In this world, it is very awful to have any converse with that world of spirits to which we are so much strangers. Gideon's courage failed him. But God spoke peace to him.
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