Judges 5:9

“My heart is toward the gouernours of Israel, that offered themselues willingly among the people: Blesse ye the Lord.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

My heart [is] toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.
- King James Version

"My heart {goes out} to the commanders of Israel, The volunteers among the people; Bless the LORD!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My heart is toward the governors of Israel, That offered themselves willingly among the people: Bless ye Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Come, you rulers of Israel, you who gave yourselves freely among the people: give praise to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Jehovah!
- Darby Bible

My heart is towards the governors of Israel that offered themselves willingly among the people: Bless ye the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Yahweh!
- World English Bible

My heart [is] to the lawgivers of Israel, Who are offering themselves willingly among the people, Bless ye Jehovah!
- Youngs Literal Bible

My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:9


5:9 My heart is toward - I honour and love those, who being the chief of the people in wealth and dignity, did not withdraw themselves from the work, as such usually do; but exposed themselves to the same hazards, and joined with their brethren in this noble but dangerous attempt. The Lord - Who inclined their hearts to this undertaking, and gave them success in it. As she gives instruments their due, so she is careful the sovereign cause lose not his glory.


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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