Judges 5:24
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New International Version
"Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.

New Living Translation
"Most blessed among women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. May she be blessed above all women who live in tents.

English Standard Version
“Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, of tent-dwelling women most blessed.

New American Standard Bible
"Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

King James Bible
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jael is most blessed of women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; she is most blessed among tent-dwelling women.

International Standard Version
"Blessed above all women is Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite; most blessed is she among women who live in tents!

NET Bible
The most rewarded of women should be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite! She should be the most rewarded of women who live in tents.

New Heart English Bible
Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, should be the most blessed woman, the most blessed woman living in a tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Blessed above women shall Jael be, The wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent shall she be blessed.

New American Standard 1977
“Most blessed of women is Jael,
            The wife of Heber the Kenite;
            Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed above women shall Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, be; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

American King James Version
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

American Standard Version
Blessed above women shall Jael be, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed among women be Jahel the wife of Haber the Cinite, and blessed be she in her tent.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, Blessed above women in the tent!

English Revised Version
Blessed above women shall Jael be, the wife of Heber the Kenite, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

World English Bible
"Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Young's Literal Translation
Blessed above women is Jael, Wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent she is blessed.
Study Bible
The Song of Deborah and Barak
23'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of the LORD, 'Utterly curse its inhabitants; Because they did not come to the help of the LORD, To the help of the LORD against the warriors.' 24"Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent. 25"He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.…
Cross References
Judges 4:19
He said to her, "Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty." So she opened a bottle of milk and gave him a drink; then she covered him.

Judges 5:25
"He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.
Treasury of Scripture

Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Judges 4:17 However, Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife …

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, …

Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise …

Luke 1:28,42 And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, you that are highly …

(24) Blessed above women.--Jael would be regarded as a patriotic heroine, whose daring had secured to Israel the fruits of their victory. The morals of that early age were not sufficiently enlightened to understand that treachery and assassination are never justifiable, however good may be the end in view. But, as serious moralists, even in the nineteenth century, have held up to admiration the murder of Marat by Charlotte Corday, and have even given to her the title of "the Angel of Assassination," we can hardly be surprised that Deborah should exult in Jael's heroism, and her choice of the right side, without expressing--perhaps even without the degree of later moral enlightenment which would have led her to feel--any moral reprobation of the means by which the end was accomplished. But to compare this outburst of patriotic approval for such a deed with the salutation of "Blessed art thou among women," addressed by the angel to the blessed Virgin Mary (as is done by some commentators), seems to me a most dangerous way of handling the mere words of Scripture, apart from their context and true significance.

Above women in the tent.--The honour paid to her because of her deed would raise her far above the common mass of ignorant and downtrodden nomad women. Instead of a Kenite woman, she would be lauded and honoured as a heroine of Israel.

Verse 24. - Blessed above women, etc. With the selfish indifference of the men of Meroz she contrasts the valorous enthusiasm of Jael the Kenite, and blesses her for it as emphatically as she curses the inhabitants of Meroz. Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be,.... Under the same influence that Meroz was cursed, Jael is blessed, the one for not helping Israel in a public way, the other for doing it in a private manner; this blessing is pronounced, either in a way of prayer that it might be, or in a way of prophecy that it should be, and indeed in both:

blessed shall she be above the women in the tent; above all women that dwell in tents: this being a proper description of a woman, whose character it is to abide in her tent, dwell at home, and mind the business of her family; and may have respect to the manly action she performed in her tent, equal, if not superior, to what was done in the field. 24-27. is a most graphic picture of the treatment of Sisera in the tent of Jael.5:24-31 Jael had a special blessing. Those whose lot is cast in the tent, in a low and narrow sphere, if they serve God according to the powers he has given them, shall not lose their reward. The mother of Sisera looked for his return, not in the least fearing his success. Let us take heed of indulging eager desires towards any temporal good, particularly toward that which cherishes vain-glory, for that was what she here doted on. What a picture does she present of an ungodly and sensual heart! How shameful and childish these wishes of an aged mother and her attendants for her son! And thus does God often bring ruin on his enemies when they are most puffed up. Deborah concludes with a prayer to God for the destruction of all his foes, and for the comfort of all his friends. Such shall be the honour, and joy of all who love God in sincerity, they shall shine for ever as the sun in the firmament.
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