Judges 5:5

“The mountaines melted from before the Lord, euen that Sinai, from before the Lord God of Israel.”

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Other Translations

The mountains melted from before the LORD, [even] that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.
- King James Version

"The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, This Sinai, at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The mountains quaked at the presence of Jehovah, Even yon Sinai at the presence of Jehovah, the God of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The mountains were shaking before the Lord, before the Lord, the God of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

The mountains quaked before the face of Jehovah, That Sinai, from before Jehovah the God of Israel.
- Darby Bible

The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

The mountains quaked at the presence of Yahweh, even Sinai, at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
- World English Bible

Hills flowed from the face of Jehovah, This one -- Sinai -- From the face of Jehovah, God of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, even yon Sinai at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:5


5:5 Melted - Or, flowed, with floods of water powered out of the clouds upon them, and from them flowing down in a mighty stream upon the lower grounds, and carrying down part of the mountains with it. Sinai - She slides into the mention of a more ancient appearance of God for his people in Sinai; it being usual in scripture repetitions of former actions, to put divers together in a narrow compass. The sense is, No wonder that the mountains of the Amorites and Canaanites melted and trembled, when thou didst lead thy people toward them; for even Sinai itself could not bear thy presence, but melted in like manner before thee.


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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