Judges 5:25

“He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He asked water, and she gaue him milke, shee brought foorth butter in a lordly dish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He asked for water {and} she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He asked water, `and' she gave him milk; She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

His request was for water, she gave him milk; she put butter before him on a fair plate.
- Basic English Bible

He asked water, she gave milk; In the nobles' bowl she brought forth cream.
- Darby Bible

He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
- Webster's Bible

He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
- World English Bible

Water he asked -- milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Water he asked, milk she gave him; in a lordly bowl she brought him curd.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:25


5:25 Butter - Or, cream, that is, the choicest of her milk: so the same thing is repeated in different words. Lordly dish - Which you are not to understand of such a costly dish as the luxury of after ages brought in, which is not agreeable to the simplicity either of this family, or of those ancient times; but of a comely and convenient dish, the best which she had, and such as the better sort of persons then used. Probably Jael at that time intended him no other than kindness, 'till God by an immediate impulse on her mind, directed her to do otherwise.


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