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36 Gideon said to God, “If you really intend to use me to deliver Israel,[a] as you promised, then give me a sign as proof.[b] 37 Look, I am putting a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece, and the ground around it[c] is dry, then I will be sure[d] that you will use me to deliver Israel,[e] as you promised.” 38 The Lord did as he asked.[f] When he got up the next morning, he squeezed the fleece, and enough dew dripped from it to fill a bowl.[g]

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  1. Judges 6:36 tn More literally, “you are about to deliver Israel by my hand.”
  2. Judges 6:36 tn The words “then give me a sign as proof” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
  3. Judges 6:37 tn Heb “and on all the ground.”
  4. Judges 6:37 tn Or “know.”
  5. Judges 6:37 tn Heb “you will deliver Israel by my hand.”
  6. Judges 6:38 tn Heb “And it was so.”
  7. Judges 6:38 tn Heb “dew dripped from the fleece—a bowl full of water.”