Judges 5:20

“They fought from heauen, the starres in their courses fought against Sisera.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
- King James Version

"The stars fought from heaven, From their courses they fought against Sisera.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

From heaven fought the stars, From their courses they fought against Sisera.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The stars from heaven were fighting; from their highways they were fighting against Sisera.
- Basic English Bible

From heaven was the fight; The stars from their courses fought with Sisera.
- Darby Bible

They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
- Webster's Bible

From the sky the stars fought. From their courses, they fought against Sisera.
- World English Bible

From the heavens they fought: The stars from their highways fought with Sisera.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They fought from heaven, the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:20

5:20 From heaven - Or, they from heaven, or the heavenly host fought, by thunder, and lightning, and hail - stones, possibly mingled with fire. The stars - Raising these storms by their influences, which they do naturally. Courses - Or, from their paths, or stations. As soldiers fight in their ranks and places assigned them, so did these.

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.
    in every victory we should give praises and honour to God knowing that it all comes from Him.

What Do You Think of Judges 5?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links