Judges 7:6
New International Version
Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.

New Living Translation
Only 300 of the men drank from their hands. All the others got down on their knees and drank with their mouths in the stream.

English Standard Version
And the number of those who lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water.

Berean Study Bible
And the number of those who lapped the water with their hands to their mouths was three hundred men; all the others knelt to drink.

King James Bible
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

New King James Version
And the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people got down on their knees to drink water.

New American Standard Bible
Now the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people kneeled down to drink water.

NASB 1995
Now the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was 300 men; but all the rest of the people kneeled to drink water.

NASB 1977
Now the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was 300 men; but all the rest of the people kneeled to drink water.

Amplified Bible
Now the number of those who lapped [the water], putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men, but all the rest of the people kneeled down to drink water.

Christian Standard Bible
The number of those who lapped with their hands to their mouths was three hundred men, and all the rest of the troops knelt to drink water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The number of those who lapped with their hands to their mouths was 300 men, and all the rest of the people knelt to drink water.

American Standard Version
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the number of those that lapped with their hand to their mouth was three hundred men; and all the rest of the people bowed upon their knees to drink water.

Contemporary English Version
Three hundred men scooped up water in their hands and lapped it, and the rest knelt to get a drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the number of them that had lapped water, casting it with the hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: and all the rest of the multitude had drunk kneeling.

English Revised Version
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

Good News Translation
There were three hundred men who scooped up water in their hands and lapped it; all the others got down on their knees to drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Three hundred men lapped water with their hands to their mouths. All the rest of the men knelt down to drink water.

International Standard Version
The contingent of soldiers who lapped water with their hands to their mouths numbered 300 men, but everyone else kneeled to drink water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

Literal Standard Version
And the number of those lapping with their hand to their mouth is three hundred men, and all the rest of the people have bowed down on their knees to drink water.

NET Bible
Three hundred men lapped; the rest of the men kneeled to drink water.

New Heart English Bible
The number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: but all the rest of the people kneeled down on their knees to drink water.

World English Bible
The number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people bowed down on their knees to drink water.

Young's Literal Translation
And the number of those lapping with their hand unto their mouth is three hundred men, and all the rest of the people have bowed down on their knees to drink water.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Gideon's Army of Three Hundred
5So Gideon brought the people down to the water, and the LORD said to him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel to drink.” 6And the number of those who lapped the water with their hands to their mouths was three hundred men; all the others knelt to drink. 7Then the LORD said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men who lapped the water I will save you and deliver the Midianites into your hand. But all the others are to go home.”…

Cross References
Judges 7:5
So Gideon brought the people down to the water, and the LORD said to him, "Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel to drink."

Judges 7:7
Then the LORD said to Gideon, "With the three hundred men who lapped the water I will save you and deliver the Midianites into your hand. But all the others are to go home."

Psalm 110:7
He will drink from the brook by the road; therefore He will lift up His head.


Treasury of Scripture

And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down on their knees to drink water.









(6) That lapped, putting their hand to their mouth.--Literally, licked with their hand to their mouth.

All the rest of the people--i.e., 9,700 men.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And the number
מִסְפַּ֞ר (mis·par)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of those who lapped [the water]
הַֽמֲלַקְקִ֤ים (ha·mă·laq·qîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3952: To lick, lap

with their hands
בְּיָדָם֙ (bə·yā·ḏām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

their mouths
פִּיהֶ֔ם (pî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

was
וַיְהִ֗י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

three
שְׁלֹ֥שׁ (šə·lōš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

hundred
מֵא֖וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

men;
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

all
וְכֹל֙ (wə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the others
יֶ֣תֶר (ye·ṯer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3499: An overhanging, an excess, superiority, remainder, a small rope

knelt
כָּרְע֥וּ (kā·rə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3766: To bend the knee, to sink, to prostrate

to drink.
לִשְׁתּ֥וֹת (liš·tō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe


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