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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 5:18


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    King James Bible - Judges 5:18

    Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.

    World English Bible

    Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the deaths; Naphtali also, on the
    high places of the field.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 5:18

    But Zabulon and Nephtali offered their lives to death in the region of Merome.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives to death in the
    high places of the field.

    Original Hebrew

    זבלון
    2074 עם 5971 חרף 2778 נפשׁו 5315 למות 4191 ונפתלי 5321 על 5921 מרומי 4791 שׂדה׃ 7704

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    VERSE (18) -
    Jud 4:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:18

    El pueblo de Zabulón expuso su vida a la muerte, y Neftalí en las alturas del campo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 5:18

    Verse 18.
    Zebulun and Naphtali-jeoparded their lives] The original is very emphatic, twml wpn Prj chereph naphsho lamuth, they desolated their lives to death-they were determined to conquer or die, and therefore plunged into the thickest of the battle. The word jeoparded is a silly French term, and comes from the exclamation of a disappointed gamester: Jeu perdu! The game is lost; or J'ai perdue! I have lost.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 18.
    Zebulun and Naphtali were a people , etc.] These two tribes were chiefly concerned in this war; out of them were the 10,000 men that followed Barak, who willingly offered themselves, and were the most active and vigorous: [that] jeoparded themselves unto the death ; exposed them to the utmost danger, fearless of death itself: or reproached their lives; were careless of them, valued them not; they were not dear to them, but were ready to part with them freely, in the cause of liberty in which they were engaged: in the high places of the field ; on the top of Mount Tabor, where they were mustered, and from whence they beheld the vast host of Sisera surrounding them; and yet, with an undaunted bravery and courage, descended the hill to fight with them. The Vulgate Latin version reads, “in the country of Merome”; in the plains and fields of it, near which were the waters of Merom, where Joshua fought Jabin, a former king of Canaan, and supposed by some to be the same with Kishon here, Joshua 11:5 Psalm 83:9.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-23 -
    Deborah called on her own soul to be in earnest. He that will set the hearts of other men on fire with the love of Christ, must himself bur with love. Praising God is a work we should awake to, and awak ourselves unto. She notices who fought against Israel, who fought for them, and who kept away. Who fought against them. They were obstinat enemies to God's people, therefore the more dangerous. Who fought for them. The several tribes that helped are here spoken of with honour for though God is above all to be glorified, those who are employe must have their due praise, to encourage others. But the whole creatio is at war with those to whom God is an enemy. The river of Kisho fought against their enemies. At most times it was shallow, yet now probably by the great rain that fell, it was so swelled, and the strea so deep and strong, that those who attempted to pass, were drowned Deborah's own soul fought against them. When the soul is employed in holy exercises, and heart-work is made of them, through the grace of God, the strength of our spiritual enemies will be trodden down, an will fall before us. She observes who kept away, and did not side with Israel, as might have been expected. Thus many are kept from doin their duty by the fear of trouble, the love of ease, and undu affection to their worldly business and advantage. Narrow, selfis spirits care not what becomes of God's church, so that they can but get, keep, and save money. All seek their own, Php 2:21. A little wil serve those for a pretence to stay at home, who have no mind to engag in needful services, because there is difficulty and danger in them But we cannot keep away from the contest between the Lord and his enemies; and if we do not actively endeavour to promote his cause in this wicked world, we shall fall under the curse against the workers of iniquity. Though He needs no human help, yet he is pleased to accep the services of those who improve their talents to advance his cause He requires every man to do so.


    Original Hebrew

    זבלון 2074 עם 5971 חרף 2778 נפשׁו 5315 למות 4191 ונפתלי 5321 על 5921 מרומי 4791 שׂדה׃ 7704


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