Judges 5:7

“The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, vntill that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.”

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Other Translations

[The inhabitants of] the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
- King James Version

"The peasantry ceased, they ceased in Israel, Until I, Deborah, arose, Until I arose, a mother in Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, Until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Country towns were no more in Israel, *** were no more, till you, Deborah, came up, till you came up as a mother in Israel.
- Basic English Bible

The villages ceased in Israel, Ceased until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel.
- Darby Bible

The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
- Webster's Bible

The rulers ceased in Israel. They ceased until I, Deborah, arose; Until I arose a mother in Israel.
- World English Bible

Villages ceased in Israel -- they ceased, Till that I arose -- Deborah, That I arose, a mother in Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, until that thou didst arise, Deborah, that thou didst arise a mother in Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:7


5:7 Ceased - The people forsook all their unfortified towns, not being able to protect them from military insolence. A mother - That is, to be to them as a mother, to instruct, and rule, and protect them, which duties a mother owes to her children.


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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