Judges 5:2
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English Standard Version
“That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the LORD!

King James Bible
Praise ye 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.

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.

Judges 5:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In order to be quite sure, Sisera entreated his hostess to stand before the door and turn any one away who might come to her to seek for one of the fugitives. עמד is the imperative for עמדי rof , as the syntax proves that the word cannot be an infinitive. The anomaly apparent in the use of the gender may be accounted for on the ground that the masculine was the more general form, and might therefore be used for the more definite feminine. There are not sufficient grounds for altering it into עמוד, the inf. abs. Whether Jael complied with this wish is not stated; but in the place of anything further, the chief fact alone is given in Judges 4:21, namely, that Jael took a tent-plug, and went with a hammer in her hand to Sisera, who had fallen through exhaustion into a deep sleep, and drove the plug into his temples, so that it penetrated into the earth, or the floor. The words ויּעף והוּא־נרדּם are introduced as explanatory of the course of the events: "but he was fallen into a deep sleep, and exhausted," i.e., had fallen fast asleep through exhaustion. "And so he died." ויּמת is attached as a consequence to וגו התּצנח ... ותּתקע, whereas ויּעף belongs to the parenthetical clause נרדּם והוּא. This is the explanation adopted by Rosenmller, and also in the remark of Kimchi: "the words ויּעף נרדּם indicate the reason why Sisera neither heard Jael approach him, nor was conscious of the blow inflicted upon him." For the combination of ויּעף with ויּמת, "then he became exhausted and died," which Stud. and Bertheau support, does not give any intelligible thought at all. A man who has a tent-peg driven with a hammer into his temples, so that the peg passes through his head into the ground, does not become exhausted before he dies, but dies instantaneously. And ויּעף, from עוּף, equivalent to עיף (Jeremiah 4:31), or יעף, and written with Patach in the last syllable, to distinguish it from עוּף, volare, has no other meaning than to be exhausted, in any of the passages in which it occurs (see 1 Samuel 14:28, 1 Samuel 14:31; 2 Samuel 21:15). The rendering adopted by the lxx, ἐσκοτώθη, cannot be grammatically sustained.

Judges 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for the avenging

Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries...

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

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 of your judgments.

Psalm 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.

Psalm 97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD.

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

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

Revelation 16:5,6 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and were, and shall be, because you have judged thus...

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

when

Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless you the LORD.

2 Chronicles 17:16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD...

Nehemiah 11:2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed to me.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

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 not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

Cross References
Judges 5:9
My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD.

2 Chronicles 17:16
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, a volunteer for the service of the LORD, with 200,000 mighty men of valor.

Psalm 110:3
Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.

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