Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as LORD had spoken to him. And it came to pass, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

New American Standard Bible

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had spoken to him; and because he was too afraid of his father’s household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night.

King James Version

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said unto him: and so it was, because he feared his father's household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

Holman Bible

So Gideon took 10 of his male servants and did as the Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his father’s household and the men of the city to do it in the daytime, he did it at night.

International Standard Version

So Gideon went with ten men who were his servants and did just what the LORD had told him to do, though he did it at night because he was too afraid of his father's family and the leading men of the city to do it during the day.

American Standard Version

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as Jehovah had spoken unto him: and it came to pass, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

Amplified

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did just as the Lord had told him; but because he was too afraid of his father’s household (relatives) and the men of the city to do it during daylight, he did it at night.

Bible in Basic English

Then Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the Lord had said to him; but fearing to do it by day, because of his father's people and the men of the town, he did it by night.

Darby Translation

So Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had told him; but because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night.

Julia Smith Translation

And Gideon will take ten men of his servants, and he will do as Jehovah spake to him: and it will be as he will fear the house of his father and the men of the city doing in the day, and he will do in the night

King James 2000

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said unto him: and so it was, because he feared his father's household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Gideon took ten men from his servants, and he did just as Yahweh told him; and because he was too afraid of his {father's family} and the men of the city to do [it during] the day, he did [it during] night.

Modern King James verseion

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as Jehovah had said to him. And so it was, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day. So he did it by night.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the LORD bade him. But because he durst not do it by day for fear of his father's household and of the men of the city, he did it by night.

NET Bible

So Gideon took ten of his servants and did just as the Lord had told him. He was too afraid of his father's family and the men of the city to do it in broad daylight, so he waited until nighttime.

New Heart English Bible

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had spoken to him: and it came about, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

The Emphasized Bible

So Gideon took ten men from among his servants, and did as Yahweh had spoken unto him, - and so it was that, as he too much feared the house of his father, and the men of the city, to do it by day, he did it by night.

Webster

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said to him: and so it was, because he feared his father's household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

World English Bible

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as Yahweh had spoken to him: and it happened, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Gideon taketh ten men of his servants, and doth as Jehovah hath spoken unto him, and it cometh to pass, because he hath been afraid of the house of his father, and the men of the city, to do it by day, that he doth it by night.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּדעון 
Gid`own 
Usage: 39

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

ten
עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
Usage: 174

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

as the Lord

Usage: 0

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

unto him and so it was, because he feared
ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and the men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

of the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

that he could not do

Usage: 0

it by day
יומם 
Yowmam 
Usage: 53

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Gideon Destroys The Altar

26 And build an altar to LORD thy God upon the top of this stronghold, in the orderly manner, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt-offering with the wood of the Asherah which thou shall cut down. 27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as LORD had spoken to him. And it came to pass, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night. 28 And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 4:1

And now, O Israel, hearken to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which LORD, the God of your fathers, gives you.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He shall maintain his cause in judgment,

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man wants to come behind me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

John 2:5

His mother says to the helpers, Whatever he may say to you, do.

John 3:2

This man came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou have come a teacher from God, for no man can do these signs that thou do if God is not with him.

John 15:14

Ye are my friends, if ye do as many things as I command you.

Galatians 1:16

to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not straightaway confer with flesh and blood,

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good-news, thus we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who proves our hearts.

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