Judges 6:16
New International Version
The LORD answered, "I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive."

New Living Translation
The LORD said to him, “I will be with you. And you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.”

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

Berean Study Bible
“Surely I will be with you,” the LORD replied, “and you will strike down all the Midianites as one man.”

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

New King James Version
And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”

New American Standard Bible
Yet the LORD said to him, “I will certainly be with you, and you will defeat Midian as one man.”

NASB 1995
But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man."

NASB 1977
But the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man.”

Amplified Bible
The LORD answered him, “I will certainly be with you, and you will strike down the Midianites as [if they were only] one man.”

Christian Standard Bible
“But I will be with you,” the LORD said to him. “You will strike Midian down as if it were one man.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will be with you," the LORD said to him. "You will strike Midian down as if it were one man."

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the angel of the Lord said to him, The Lord shall be with thee, and thou shalt smite Madiam as one man.

Contemporary English Version
"Gideon," the LORD answered, "you can rescue Israel because I am going to help you! Defeating the Midianites will be as easy as beating up one man."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to him: I will be with thee: and thou shalt cut off Madian as one man.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

Good News Translation
The LORD answered, "You can do it because I will help you. You will crush the Midianites as easily as if they were only one man."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD replied, "I will be with you. You will defeat Midian as if it were [only] one man."

International Standard Version
The LORD told him, "Because I'll be with you, and you'll defeat Midian—every single one of them!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto him: 'Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.'

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says to him, “Because I am with you—you have struck the Midianites as one man.”

NET Bible
The LORD said to him, "Ah, but I will be with you! You will strike down the whole Midianite army."

New Heart English Bible
And the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man."

World English Bible
Yahweh said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto him, 'Because I am with thee -- thou hast smitten the Midianites as one man.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Call of Gideon
15“Please, my Lord,” Gideon replied, “how can I save Israel? Indeed, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.” 16“Surely I will be with you,” the LORD replied, “and you will strike down all the Midianites as one man.” 17Gideon answered, “If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that it is You speaking with me.…

Cross References
Exodus 3:12
"I will surely be with you," God said, "and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, all of you will worship God on this mountain."

Joshua 1:5
No one shall stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Judges 6:36
Then Gideon said to God, "If You are going to save Israel by my hand, as You have said,


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall smite the Midianites as one man.

Judges 6:12
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Exodus 3:12
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

Joshua 1:5
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.









(16) I will be with thee.--See Exodus 3:12; Joshua 1:5.

Smite the Midianites as one man.--See Chap'

19 1:8; Numbers 14:15.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Surely
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I will be
אֶהְיֶ֖ה (’eh·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

with you,”
עִמָּ֑ךְ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

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

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

“and you will strike down
וְהִכִּיתָ֥ (wə·hik·kî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

[all] the Midianites
מִדְיָ֖ן (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

as one
אֶחָֽד׃ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

man.”
כְּאִ֥ישׁ (kə·’îš)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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