Judges 5:18

“Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that ieoparded their liues vnto the death, in the high places of the field.”

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Other Translations

Zebulun and Naphtali [were] a people [that] jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.
- King James Version

"Zebulun {was} a people who despised their lives {even} to death, And Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It was the people of Zebulun who put their lives in danger, even to death, with Naphtali on the high places of the field.
- Basic English Bible

Zebulun is a people [that] jeoparded their lives unto death, Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.
- Darby Bible

Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives to death in the high places of the field.
- Webster's Bible

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

Zebulun [is] a people who exposed its soul to death, Naphtali also -- on high places of the field.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Zebulun is a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, and Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:18


5:18 Jeoparded - Heb. despised, comparatively; they chose rather to venture upon a generous and honourable death, than to enjoy a shameful and servile life. High - places - That is, upon that large and eminent plain in the top of mount Tabor, where they put themselves in battle array, and expected the enemy; though when they saw they did not come up to them, they marched down to meet them.


Discussion for Judges 5

  • BSP
    Verse 23~The inhabitants of Meroz failed to come to the aid of Jehovah God and for this they were cursed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The mountains are figuratively spoken of as melting before Jehovah God. This shows the tremendous amount of power that God has.
  • Dewey J
    Norman, the Scripture means exactly what it says Zebulun and Naphtali were the only tribes of Israel to go up to war against GOD's enemies. The other tribes for one reason or the other didn't show up for the Lord to use them and were cursed in the end for their sin of omittion. What a pity? Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Diann Risner
    This chapter relates how Deborah, as a prophetess is giving us a messianic prophecy dealing with the coming of the Messiah in power. The entire chapter is dealing with Christ's return to this earth in power.
  • What a glorious day it will be when all of God 's enemies, both fleshly and spirit, are no more! I definitely look forward to this peaceful day.
  • CATHERINE
    in every victory we should give praises and honour to God knowing that it all comes from Him.

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