Judges 5:23
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
'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.'

King James Bible
Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
"Curse Meroz, says the angel of the LORD, curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

World English Bible
'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of Yahweh. 'Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they didn't come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh against the mighty.'

Young's Literal Translation
Curse Meroz -- said a messenger of Jehovah, Cursing, curse ye its inhabitants, For they came not to the help of Jehovah, To the help of Jehovah among the mighty!

Judges 5:23 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The inhabitants of Meroz (a village 12 miles from Samaria) hung back, and gave no help in the day of battle, although it was Yahweh who called them. Hence, the curse pronounced by the Angel of the Lord.

Judges 5:23 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Love Makes Suns
'Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.' JUDGES V. 51. These are the closing words of Deborah, the great warrior-prophetess of Israel. They are in singular contrast with the tone of fierce enthusiasm for battle which throbs through the rest of the chant, and with its stern approval of the deed of Jael when she slew Sisera. Here, in its last notes, we have an anticipation of the highest and best truths of the Gospel. 'Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Why is it that Our Lord Has Tarried Till Now? Why Has not the Redeemer Returned Long Ere This?
At first sight perhaps this inquiry might appear almost irreverent and some may feel inclined to remind us that "secret things belong unto the Lord." In response we would say, It is not in any spirit of idle curiosity nor is it to indulge an inquisitive speculation that we take up this question, but simply because we believe that a humble examination of it will prove profitable to our souls, inasmuch as the answer to our inquiry demonstrates the wisdom and grace of Him with whom we have to do. Of
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Judges 5:13
"Then survivors came down to the nobles; The people of the LORD came down to me as warriors.

Judges 21:5
Then the sons of Israel said, "Who is there among all the tribes of Israel who did not come up in the assembly to the LORD?" For they had taken a great oath concerning him who did not come up to the LORD at Mizpah, saying, "He shall surely be put to death."

Judges 21:10
And the congregation sent 12,000 of the valiant warriors there, and commanded them, saying, "Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword, with the women and the little ones.

Jump to Previous
Angel Bitter Bitterly Curse Cursing Help Inhabitants Messenger Mighty Ones Strong Thereof Townspeople Utterly Warriors
Jump to Next
Angel Bitter Bitterly Curse Cursing Help Inhabitants Messenger Mighty Ones Strong Thereof Townspeople Utterly Warriors
Links
Judges 5:23 NIV
Judges 5:23 NLT
Judges 5:23 ESV
Judges 5:23 NASB
Judges 5:23 KJV

Judges 5:23 Bible Apps
Judges 5:23 Biblia Paralela
Judges 5:23 Chinese Bible
Judges 5:23 French Bible
Judges 5:23 German Bible

Judges 5:23 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Judges 5:22
Top of Page
Top of Page