New Living Translation
But Gideon replied, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The LORD will 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the LORD will 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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:23 I will not rule - As a king. The Lord shall rule - In a special manner, as he hath hitherto done, by judges, whom God particularly appointed and directed, even by Urim and Thummim, and assisted upon all occasions; whereas Kings had only a general dependance upon God.
Then the Israelites said to Gideon, "Be our ruler! You and your son and your grandson will be our rulers, for you have rescued us from Midian."
1 Samuel 8:7
"Do everything they say to you," the LORD replied, "for it is me they are rejecting, not you. They don't want me to be their king any longer.
1 Samuel 10:19
But though I have rescued you from your misery and distress, you have rejected your God today and have said, 'No, we want a king instead!' Now, therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by tribes and clans."
1 Samuel 12:12
"But when you were afraid of Nahash, the king of Ammon, you came to me and said that you wanted a king to reign over you, even though the LORD your God was already your king.
The LORD is king forever and ever! The godless nations will vanish from the land.
O Israel, rejoice in your Maker. O people of Jerusalem, exult in your King.
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