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Judges 8:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Gideon said unto them, I would make a request of you, that ye would give me every man the ear-rings of his spoil. (For they had golden ear-rings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they [were] Ishmaelites.)
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Yet Gideon said to them, “I would request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his spoil.” (For they had gold earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Gideon said to them, I would desire a request of you, that you would give me every man the ear-rings of his prey. (For they had golden ear-rings, because they [were] Ishmaelites.)
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Gideon said to them, I would desire a request of you: give me every man the earrings of his booty; for they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Gideon said unto them—I would make to you a request, Give me, then, every man the nose-ring of his spoil. For they had, nose-rings of gold, for, Ishmaelites, they were.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Gideon saith unto them, 'Let me ask of you a petition, and give ye to me each the ring of his prey, for they have rings of gold, for they [are] Ishmaelites.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he said to them: I desire one request of you: Give me the earlets of your spoils. For the Ismaelites were accustomed to wear golden earlets.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Gideon said vnto them, I would desire a request of you, that you would giue me euery man the earerings of his pray. For they had golden eare-rings, because they were Ishmaelites.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Gideon{gr.Gedeon} said to them, I will make a request of you, and do ye give me every man an earring out of his spoils: for they had golden earrings, for they were Ishmaelites{gr.Ismaelites}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Gidon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they [were] Yishmeelim.)

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Gi`n גִּדעוֹן 1439
{1439} Prime
גִּדְעוֹן
Gid`own
{ghid-ohn'}
From H1438; feller (that is, warrior); Gidon, an Israelite.
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
them, I would desire 7592
{7592} Prime
שָׁאַל
sha'al
{shaw-al'}
A primitive root; to inquire; by implication to request; by extension to demand.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a request 7596
{7596} Prime
שְׁאֵלָה
sh@'elah
{sheh-ay-law'}
From H7592; a petition; by implication a loan.
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
you, that ye would give 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
me every man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
the earrings 5141
{5141} Prime
נֶזֶם
nexem
{neh'-zem}
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose ring.
of his prey. 7998
{7998} Prime
שָׁלָל
shalal
{shaw-lawl'}
From H7997; booty.
(For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they had golden 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
earrings, 5141
{5141} Prime
נֶזֶם
nexem
{neh'-zem}
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose ring.
because x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[were] Yim`lm יִשׁמְעֵאלִים.) 3459
{3459} Prime
יִשְׁמְעֵאלִי
Yishma`e'liy
{yish-maw-ay-lee'}
Patronymic from H3458; a Jishmaelite or descendant of Jishmael.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Judges 8:24-26

_ _ Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you — This was the contribution of an earring (singular). As the ancient Arabians (Ishmaelites and Midianites being synonymous terms, Genesis 37:25, Genesis 37:28) were gorgeously adorned with barbaric pearl and gold, an immense amount of such valuable booty had fallen into the hands of the Israelitish soldiers. The contribution was liberally made, and the quantity of gold given to him is estimated at $25,000 in today's measure.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 8:22-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 8:24

Ishmaelites — A mixture of people all called by one general name, Ishmaelites or Arabians, who used to wear ear — rings; but the greatest, and the ruling part of them were Midianites.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 8:24

And Gideon said unto them, (n) I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they [were] Ishmaelites.)

(n) His intent was to show himself thankful for this victory by restoring religion, which because it was not according to God's command, turned to their destruction.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
give me:

Genesis 24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold;
Genesis 24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
Exodus 12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
Exodus 32:3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought [them] unto Aaron.
1 Peter 3:3-5 Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; ... For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

because:

Genesis 16:10-11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. ... And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Genesis 25:13 And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
Genesis 37:25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry [it] down to Egypt.
Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
1 Samuel 25:11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give [it] unto men, whom I know not whence they [be]?
1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on [his harness] boast himself as he that putteth it off.
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Gn 16:10; 24:22, 53; 25:13; 37:25, 28. Ex 12:35; 32:3. 1S 25:11. 1K 20:11. 1P 3:3.

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