Judges 5:2

“Praise ye the Lord, for the auenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselues.”

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Other Translations

Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.
- King James Version

"That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless the LORD!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For that the leaders took the lead in Israel, For that the people offered themselves willingly, Bless ye Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of the flowing hair of the fighters in Israel, because the people gave themselves freely, give praise to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For that leaders led in Israel, For that the people willingly offered themselves, Bless Jehovah!
- Darby Bible

Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.
- Webster's Bible

Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!
- World English Bible

`For freeing freemen in Israel, For a people willingly offering themselves Bless ye Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When men let grow their hair in Israel, when the people offer themselves willingly, bless ye the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:2


5:2 The Lord - Give him the praise who hath done the work. The people - Chiefly Zebulun and Naphtali. Offered themselves - When neither Deborah nor Barak had any power to compel 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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