SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:6 ¬∂ En los días de Samgar hijo de Anat, en los días de Jael, cesaron los caminos, y los que andaban por las sendas se apartaban por sendas torcidas.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 5:6 Verse 6. The highways were unoccupied] The land was full of anarchy and confusion, being everywhere infested with banditti. No public road was safe; and in going from place to place, the people were obliged to use unfrequented paths.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 6. In the days of Shamgar, the son of Anath , etc.] Of whom (see Judges 3:31); who succeeded Ehud as a judge, but lived not long, and did not much; at least wrought not a perfect deliverance of the children of Israel; but during his time till now, quite through the twenty years of Jabinís oppression, things were as they are after described: in the days of Jael ; the wife of Heber the Kenite, spoken of in the preceding chapter, ( Judges 4:17-22), who appears to be a woman of masculine spirit, and endeavoured to do what good she could to Israel, though not a judge among them, as Jarchi suggests; and who before this affair of Sisera had signalized herself by some deeds of hers in favour of Israel, and against their enemies; yet far from putting a stop to the outrages committed; for in the times of both these persons, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways ; the public roads were so infested with thieves and robbers, who stopped all they met with, and robbed them of what they had, that travellers and merchants with their carriages were obliged either to quit their employments, and not travel at all; or, if they did, were obliged to go in private roads, and roundabout ways, to keep clear of those rapparees the highways and public roads abounded with.
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 בימי 3117 שׁמגר 8044 בן 1121 ענת 6067 בימי 3117 יעל 3278 חדלו 2308 ארחות 734 והלכי 1980 נתיבות 5410 ילכו 1980 ארחות 734 עקלקלות׃ 6128