Judges 5:21

“The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The riuer of Kishon swept them away, that ancient riuer, the riuer Kishon: O my soule, thou hast troden downe strength.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The torrent of Kishon swept them away, The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The river Kishon swept them away, That ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The river Kishon took them violently away, stopping their flight, the river Kishon. Give praise, O my soul, to the strength of the Lord!
- Basic English Bible

The torrent of Kishon swept them away, That ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. My soul, thou hast trodden down strength!
- Darby Bible

The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
- Webster's Bible

The river Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength.
- World English Bible

The brook Kishon swept them away, The brook most ancient -- the brook Kishon. Thou dost tread down strength, O my soul!
- Youngs Literal Bible

The brook Kishon swept them away, that ancient brook, the brook Kishon. O my soul, tread them down with strength.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:21


5:21 River of Kishon - Which, though not great in itself, was now much swelled by the foregoing storm and rain, and therefore drowned those who being pursued by the hand of God, and by the Israelites, were forced into it, and thought to pass over it, as they did before. Ancient river - So called, either, first, in opposition to those rivers which are of a later date, being made by the hand and art of man. Or, secondly, because it was a river anciently famous for remarkable exploits, for which it was celebrated by the ancient poets or writers, though not here mentioned. Trodden down - Thou, O Deborah, though but a weak woman, hast by God's assistance subdued a potent enemy. Such abrupt speeches are frequent in poetical scriptures.


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