30 And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.

Other Translations of Judges 8:30

New International Version

30 He had seventy sons of his own, for he had many wives.

English Standard Version

30 Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring,Hebrew who came from his own loins for he had many wives.

The Message

30 Gideon had seventy sons. He fathered them all - he had a lot of wives!

New King James Version

30 Gideon had seventy sons who were his own offspring, for he had many wives.

New Living Translation

30 He had seventy sons born to him, for he had many wives.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Judges 8:30

Commentary on Judges 8:29-35

(Read Judges 8:29-35)

As soon as Gideon was dead, who kept the people to the worship of the God of Israel, they found themselves under no restraint; then they went after Baalim, and showed no kindness to the family of Gideon. No wonder if those who forget their God, forget their friends. Yet conscious of our own ingratitude to the Lord, and observing that of mankind in general, we should learn to be patient under any unkind returns we meet with for our poor services, and resolve, after the Divine example, not to be overcome of evil, but to overcome evil with good.