SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:11 A causa del estruendo de los arqueros, quitado de entre los que sacan las aguas, allí recuentan las justicias del SEÑOR, las justicias de sus aldeas en Israel. Ahora bajará el pueblo del SEÑOR a las puertas.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 5:11 Verse 11. In the places of drawing water] As wells were very scarce in every part of the East, and travelers in such hot countries must have water, robbers and banditti generally took their stations near tanks, pools, and springs, in order that they might suddenly fall upon those who came to drink; and when the country was badly governed, annoyances of this kind were very frequent. The victory gained now by the Israelites put the whole country under their own government, and the land was cleansed from such marauders. Dr. Shaw, in his account of the sea-coast of the Mauritania Caesariensis, page 20, mentions a beautiful rill of water that runs into a basin of Roman workmanship, called shrub we krub, "drink and be off," because of the danger of meeting with assassins in the place.
Instead of such danger and insecurity, Deborah intimates that they may sit down at the place of drawing water, and there rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord; the land being now everywhere in peace, order and good government being restored.
Go down to the gates] They may go down to the gates to receive judgment and justice as usual. It is well known that the gate was the place of judgment in the East.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 11. They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the place of drawing water , etc.] Meaning either the army of the Israelites, delivered from the archers of Sisera’s host at the river Kishon; or such persons, as maidens and others, that went out of the cities to fountains and wells of water, to fetch water from thence for their necessities, but were frightened by the noise of archers that shot at them; or shepherds who led their flocks to water them there, but were repulsed or slain by archers that lay in wait in woods or lurking places thereabout; but now the country being cleared of them, they could without fear have recourse to these places of drawing water for their flocks or other uses, which laid them under obligation to do as directed in the next clause. The words are by some rendered, “because of the voice of those that number (sheep and other cattle) at the places of drawing water :” which now they could do, being a time of peace; and for which the persons before described ought to be thankful: there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord ; coming to those places again, it would put them in mind to what hazards and dangers they had been exposed formerly by the enemy, but now were freed from; and this would lead them to discourse of and repeat the righteous dealings of God in taking vengeance on their enemies and delivering them from them: even the righteous acts towards the inhabitants of his villages in Israel ; they being now in no danger of having their houses broke open, and their substance plundered as before, Judges 5:7 then shall the people of the Lord go down to the gates; either of their enemies, pursuing them unto them, as they did, Judges 4:16 or rather to the gates of their own cities, where they had now free egress and regress; and those that were in the fortified cities, who had fled thither from the villages because of the rapine of the enemy, now would go down to the gates, and pass through them, and return to their villages again; or else the meaning is, that the people would now frequent as formerly the courts of judicature held in the gates of their cities, to have justice done them, and be in no fear of being disturbed by the enemy, as before.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 6-11 - Deborah describes the distressed state of Israel under the tyranny of Jabin, that their salvation might appear more gracious. She shows what brought this misery upon them. It was their idolatry. They chose ne gods, with new names. But under all these images, Satan was worshipped Deborah was a mother to Israel, by diligently promoting the salvatio of their souls. She calls on those who shared the advantages of thi great salvation, to offer up thanks to God for it. Let such as ar restored, not only to their liberty as other Israelites, but to their rank, speak God's praises. This is the Lord's doing. In these acts of his, justice was executed on his enemies. In times of persecution God's ordinances, the walls of salvation, whence the waters of life ar drawn, are resorted to at the hazard of the lives of those who atten them. At all times Satan will endeavour to hinder the believer from drawing near to the throne of grace. Notice God's kindness to his trembling people. It is the glory of God to protect those who are mos exposed, and to help the weakest. Let us notice the benefit we have from the public peace, the inhabitants of villages especially, and giv God the praise.
Original Hebrew מקול 6963 מחצצים 2686 בין 996 משׁאבים 4857 שׁם 8033 יתנו 8567 צדקות 6666 יהוה 3068 צדקת 6666 פרזנו 6520 בישׂראל 3478 אז 227 ירדו 3381 לשׁערים 8179 עם 5971 יהוה׃ 3068