Judges 8:23
New International Version
But Gideon told them, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The LORD will rule over you."

New Living Translation
But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The LORD will rule over you!

English Standard Version
Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the LORD will rule over you.”

Berean Study Bible
But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The LORD shall rule over you.”

New American Standard Bible
But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you."

New King James Version
But Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you.”

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

Christian Standard Bible
But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the LORD will rule over you."

Contemporary English Version
"No," Gideon replied, "I won't be your king, and my son won't be king either. Only the LORD is your ruler.

Good News Translation
Gideon answered, "I will not be your ruler, nor will my son. The LORD will be your ruler."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the LORD will rule over you."

International Standard Version
But Gideon told them, "I won't rule over you and my son won't rule over you. The LORD will rule you."

NET Bible
Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The LORD will rule over you."

New Heart English Bible
Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD shall rule over you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gideon replied, "I will not rule you nor will my son. The LORD will rule you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Gideon said unto them: 'I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you.'

New American Standard 1977
But Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Gideon replied, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you.

King James 2000 Bible
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
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
And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: Jehovah shall rule over you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gedeon said to them, I will not rule, and my son shall not rule among you; the Lord shall rule over you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you, but the Lord shall rule over you.

Darby Bible Translation
And Gideon said to them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: Jehovah will rule over you.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And Gideon said to them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the LORD 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."

Young's Literal Translation
And Gideon saith unto them, 'I do not rule over you, nor doth my son rule over you; Jehovah doth rule over you.'
Study Bible
Gideon's Ephod
22Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Rule over us—you and your son and grandson—for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” 23But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The LORD shall rule over you.” 24Then he added, “Let me make a request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his plunder.” (For the enemies had gold earrings because they were Ishmaelites.)…
Cross References
Judges 8:22
Then the Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us--you, and your son and grandson--for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian."

1 Samuel 8:7
And the LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you. For it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected Me as their king.

1 Samuel 10:19
But today you have rejected your God, who delivers you from all your troubles and afflictions, and you have said to Him, 'No, set a king over us.' Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and clans."

1 Samuel 12:12
But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, 'No, we must have a king to rule over us'--even though the LORD your God was your king.

Psalm 10:16
The LORD is King forever and ever; the nations will vanish from His land.

Psalm 149:2
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.

Treasury of Scripture

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

I will

Judges 2:18
And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.

Judges 10:18
And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, What man is he that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? he shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.

Judges 11:9-11
And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head? …

the Lord

1 Samuel 8:6,7
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD…

1 Samuel 10:19
And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.

1 Samuel 12:12
And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God was your king.







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

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

“I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rule over you,
אֶמְשֹׁ֤ל (’em·šōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

nor
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

will
יִמְשֹׁ֥ל (yim·šōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

my son.
בְּנִ֖י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

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

shall rule
יִמְשֹׁ֥ל (yim·šōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

over you.”
בָּכֶֽם׃ (bā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(23) The Lord shall rule over you.--Numbers 23:21; Deuteronomy 33:5; 1Samuel 6:12. Gideon refused the splendid temptation of an hereditary crown, though, in strict accordance with Divine guidance, he was willing to be their judge ( Shaphat, as in Judges 10:2-3; Judges 12:7, &c.). Cassel compares the remark of Washington when he accepted the Presidency, because he would "obey the voice of the people." saying that "no people could be more bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men than the people of the United States" (Marshall's Life of Washington, 2:146). The day anticipated in Deuteronomy 17:14-20 had not yet come. Up to this point "we feel all the goodness of Gideon. There is a sweetness and nobleness mingled with his courage, something of the past greatness of Joshua, something of the future grace of David." He reminds us in some respects of Henry Y. of England, and Henry IV. of France.

8:22-28 Gideon refused the government the people offered him. No good man can be pleased with any honour done to himself, which belongs only to God. Gideon thought to keep up the remembrance of this victory by an ephod, made of the choicest of the spoils. But probably this ephod had, as usual, a teraphim annexed to it, and Gideon intended this for an oracle to be consulted. Many are led into false ways by one false step of a good man. It became a snare to Gideon himself, and it proved the ruin of the family. How soon will ornaments which feed the lust of the eye, and form the pride of life, as well as tend to the indulgences of the flesh, bring shame on those who are fond of them!
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