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And he said to him, “O Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh and I am the least in my father’s house.” Bible

“O Lord.” This is the Hebrew Adonai, and it is stronger than the word for Lord in Judges 6:13. Gideon’s recognition of who he is dealing with is deepening and that is reflected in the way he addresses the messenger of Yahweh.

“how can I save Israel?” Moses started the same way, with much doubt and God had to say that He would be with Moses (cp. Exod. 3:10-12).

“least.” This could refer to the least significant or even to the youngest member of the family.


Commentary for: Judges 6:15