Judges 5:9

“My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My heart is toward the gouernours of Israel, that offered themselues willingly among the people: Blesse ye the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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