Judges 5:2
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New International Version
"When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves-- praise the LORD!

New Living Translation
"Israel's leaders took charge, and the people gladly followed. Praise the LORD!

English Standard Version
“That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the LORD!

New American Standard Bible
"That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless the LORD!

King James Bible
Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the leaders lead in Israel, when the people volunteer, praise the LORD.

International Standard Version
"When hair grows long in Israel, when the people give themselves willingly, bless the LORD!

NET Bible
"When the leaders took the lead in Israel, When the people answered the call to war--Praise the LORD!

New Heart English Bible
"Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise the LORD! Men in Israel vowed to fight, and people volunteered for service.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When men let grow their hair in Israel, When the people offer themselves willingly, Bless ye the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“That the leaders led in Israel,
            That the people volunteered,
            Bless the LORD!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise you the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

American King James Version
Praise you the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

American Standard Version
For that the leaders took the lead in Israel, For that the people offered themselves willingly, Bless ye Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O you of Israel, that have willingly offered your lives to danger, bless the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
For that leaders led in Israel, For that the people willingly offered themselves, Bless Jehovah!

English Revised Version
For that the leaders took the lead in Israel, for that the people offered themselves willingly, bless ye the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

World English Bible
"Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!

Young's Literal Translation
'For freeing freemen in Israel, For a people willingly offering themselves Bless ye Jehovah.
Study Bible
The Song of Deborah and Barak
1Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying, 2"That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless the LORD! 3"Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I-- to the LORD, I will sing, I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.…
Cross References
Judges 5:9
"My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel, The volunteers among the people; Bless the LORD!

2 Chronicles 17:16
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who volunteered for the LORD, and with him 200,000 valiant warriors;

Psalm 110:3
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise you the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

for the avenging

Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood …

2 Samuel 22:47,48 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of …

Psalm 18:47 It is God that avenges me, and subdues the people under me.

Psalm 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because …

Psalm 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, …

Psalm 97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because …

Psalm 136:15,19,20 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy …

Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword …

Revelation 16:5,6 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, …

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; …

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great …

when

Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves …

2 Chronicles 17:16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered …

Nehemiah 11:2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves …

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against …

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to …

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Philemon 1:14 But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should …

(2) For the avenging of Israel.--The Hebrew word peraoth cannot have this meaning, though it is found in the Syriac and implied by the Chaldee. The word only occurs in Deuteronomy 32:42, and there, as here, implies the notion of leading; so that the LXX. are doubtless right in rendering it, "In the leading of the leaders of Israel." God is praised because both leaders and people (Judges 5:9; Judges 5:13) did their duty. Peraoth is derived from perang, "hair"; and whether the notion which it involves is that of comati, "nobles, who wear long hair" (comp. Homer's "long-haired Greeks," and Tennyson's "his beard a yard before him, and his hair a yard behind "), or "hairy champions," or the hair of warriors streaming behind them as they rode to battle ("His beard and hoary hair streamed like a meteor to the troubled air": Gray), leadership seems to be the notion involved.

When the people willingly offered themselves.--Comp. Psalm 110:3 : "Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power."

Verse 2. - Her first feeling was one of patriotic joy that her countrymen had been roused to the venture of war, and of gratitude to God that it was so. "For the bold leading of the leaders of Israel, for the willing following of the people, praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel,.... The injuries done to Israel by any of their enemies, and particularly what wrongs had been done them by Jabin, king of Canaan, for twenty years past; though some understand it of the vengeance God took on Israel for their sins; and though praise is not given directly for that, yet inasmuch as, when that was the case, there were some whose spirits were stirred up to engage voluntarily in the deliverance of them from the oppression of their enemies, it was matter of praise:

when the people willingly offered themselves: to go and fight for Israel against their enemies, particularly those of the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali, Judges 5:18; though not excluding others that joined, who could not have been forced to it, had they not freely offered themselves; and which was owing to the secret influence of divine Providence on their hearts, moving and drawing them to this service; and therefore praise was due to the Lord on this account, who works in the hearts of men both to will and to do, as in things spiritual and religious, so in things natural and civil. 2, 3. The meaning is obscurely seen in our version; it has been better rendered thus, "Praise ye Jehovah; for the free are freed in Israel—the people have willingly offered themselves" [Robinson].5:1-5. No time should be lost in returning thanks to the Lord for his mercies; for our praises are most acceptable, pleasant, and profitable, when they flow from a full heart. By this, love and gratitude would be more excited and more deeply fixed in the hearts of believers; the events would be more known and longer remembered. Whatever Deborah, Barak, or the army had done, the Lord must have all the praise. The will, the power, and the success were all from Him.
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