New American Standard Bible
When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD, he said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face."
King James Bible
And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the LORD; and Gideon said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face."
World English Bible
Gideon saw that he was the angel of Yahweh; and Gideon said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh! Because I have seen the angel of Yahweh face to face!"
Young's Literal Translation
And Gideon seeth that He is a messenger of Jehovah, and Gideon saith, 'Alas, Lord Jehovah! because that I have seen a messenger of Jehovah face to face!'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Alas, O Lord GOD! - Compare Joshua 7:7. "because I have seen an angel of the Lord" Compare the marginal references, in which the notion that it was death for mortal man to see God appears clearly. The same notion prevailed among the pagan.
LibraryJehovam-Shalem, the Lord Send Peace. Judg 6:24
John Newton—Olney Hymns
The Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons Taught, in Scripture, from the Foundation of the World.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"
The LORD said to him, "Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die."
Now the angel of the LORD did not appear to Manoah or his wife again. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the LORD.
So Manoah said to his wife, "We will surely die, for we have seen God."
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