Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as Yahweh had spoken to him. But because he was afraid of his father's household and the men of the city, he did not do it in the daytime, but he did it at night. Bible see other translations

“ten men of his servants.” That Gideon had more than ten servants (he took ten of his servants) shows that he was not as poor as he portrayed himself to be. To run a large household he had to have leadership skills, and was the mighty warrior, at least potentially, that the angel said he was (Judg. 6:12).

“and did as Yahweh had spoken to him.” Gideon’s obedience to God was a key to his victories.

Commentary for: Judges 6:27