Judges 5:25
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New International Version
He asked for water, and she gave him milk; in a bowl fit for nobles she brought him curdled milk.

New Living Translation
Sisera asked for water, and she gave him milk. In a bowl fit for nobles, she brought him yogurt.

English Standard Version
He asked for water and she gave him milk; she brought him curds in a noble’s bowl.

New American Standard Bible
"He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.

King James Bible
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked for water; she gave him milk. She brought him curdled milk in a majestic bowl.

International Standard Version
Sisera asked for water— she gave him milk. In a magnificent bowl she brought him yogurt!

NET Bible
He asked for water, and she gave him milk; in a bowl fit for a king, she served him curds.

New Heart English Bible
He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him curds in a princely bowl.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sisera asked for water. She gave him milk. She offered him buttermilk in a royal bowl.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Water he asked, milk she gave him; In a lordly bowl she brought him curd.

New American Standard 1977
“He asked for water and she gave him milk;
            In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth cream in a lordly dish.

King James 2000 Bible
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

American King James Version
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He asked her water and she gave him milk, and offered him butter in a dish fit for princes.

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

English Revised Version
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought him butter in a lordly dish.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Water he asked -- milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Song of Deborah and Barak
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. 26"She reached out her hand for the tent peg, And her right hand for the workmen's hammer. Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head; And she shattered and pierced his temple.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:8
He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate.

Judges 5:24
"Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

Judges 5:26
"She reached out her hand for the tent peg, And her right hand for the workmen's hammer. Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head; And she shattered and pierced his temple.
Treasury of Scripture

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

asked

Judges 4:19-21 And he said to her, Give me, I pray you, a little water to drink; …

butter. Chemah, may signify buttermilk, which is made by the Arabs by agitating the milk in a leathern bag; and is highly esteemed because of its refreshing and cooling qualities.

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