Judges 4:17
New International Version
Sisera, meanwhile, fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was an alliance between Jabin king of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Sisera ran to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because Heber’s family was on friendly terms with King Jabin of Hazor.

English Standard Version
But Sisera fled away on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Berean Study Bible
Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

King James Bible
Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

New King James Version
However, Sisera had fled away on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

New American Standard Bible
Now Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

NASB 1995
Now Sisera fled away on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

NASB 1977
Now Sisera fled away on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Amplified Bible
But Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Christian Standard Bible
Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between King Jabin of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite.

American Standard Version
Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Sisra fled on foot and entered the tent of Anayl, the wife of Khubar the Qinite, because there was peace between Nabin King of Khatsur and Khubar the Qinite

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Sisara fled on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Chaber the Kenite his friend: for there was peace between Jabin king of Asor and the house of Chaber the Kenite.

Contemporary English Version
Only Sisera escaped. He ran to Heber's camp, because Heber and his family had a peace treaty with the king of Hazor. Sisera went to the tent that belonged to Jael, Heber's wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Sisara fleeing came to the tent of Jahel the wife of Haber the Cinite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Asor, and the house of Haber the Cinite.

English Revised Version
Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Good News Translation
Sisera ran away to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because King Jabin of Hazor was at peace with Heber's family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Meanwhile, Sisera fled on foot toward the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. Sisera did this because King Jabin of Hazor and Heber's family were on peaceful terms.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Sisera had escaped on foot to a tent belonging to Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, since there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the household of Heber the Kenite.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Literal Standard Version
And Sisera has fled on his feet to the tent of Jael wife of Heber the Kenite, for [there is] peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite;

NET Bible
Now Sisera ran away on foot to the tent of Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, for King Jabin of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite had made a peace treaty.

New Heart English Bible
However Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

World English Bible
However Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

Young's Literal Translation
And Sisera hath fled on his feet unto the tent of Jael wife of Heber the Kenite, for peace is between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jael Kills Sisera
17Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. 18Jael went out to greet Sisera and said to him, “Come in, my lord. Come in with me. Do not be afraid.” So he entered her tent, and she covered him with a blanket.…

Cross References
Judges 4:16
Then Barak pursued the chariots and army as far as Harosheth-hagoyim, and the whole army of Sisera fell by the sword; not a single man was left.

Judges 4:18
Jael went out to greet Sisera and said to him, "Come in, my lord. Come in with me. Do not be afraid." So he entered her tent, and she covered him with a blanket.

Judges 5:6
In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were deserted and the travelers took the byways.

Amos 2:16
Even the bravest of mighty men will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

However, Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

fled

Job 12:19-21
He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty…

Job 18:7-12
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down…

Job 40:11,12
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him…

Jael

Judges 5:6,24
In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways…

peace

Psalm 69:22
Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

Isaiah 57:21
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.









(17) Fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael.--In a different direction from that taken by his army, which fled towards Harosheth (Kimchi). The expression is probably used by anticipation. He could hardly have meant to fly to Jael rather than to Heber, until Jael came to meet him, unless there are circumstances unknown to us. Women had separate tents (Genesis 18:6), and these were regarded as inviolably secure. He thought that there he would lie unsuspected till the pursuers passed (comp. Genesis 24:67). The name Jael means "gazelle" (like Tabitha, Dorcas), "a fit name for a Bedouin's wife--especially for one whose family had come from the rocks of Engedi, the spring of the wild goat or chamois" (Stanley).

For there was peace.--This enabled Sisera boldly to appeal to these nomads for dakheel--the sacred duty of protection. A poor strolling Bedouin tribe might well be left by Jabin to its natural independence; tribute can only be secured from Fellahin--i.e., from settled tribes. Three days must have elapsed since the battle before it would be possible for Sisera to fly on foot from the Kishon to "the nomad's terebinth." It may well be conceived that the unfortunate general arrived there in miserable plight--a starving and ruined fugitive.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Meanwhile, Sisera
וְסִֽיסְרָא֙ (wə·sî·sə·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5516: Sisera -- a general of the king of Hazor, also the father of some returning exiles

had fled
נָ֣ס (nās)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5127: To flit, vanish away

on foot
בְּרַגְלָ֔יו (bə·raḡ·lāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the tent
אֹ֣הֶל (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 168: A tent

of Jael,
יָעֵ֔ל (yā·‘êl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3278: Jael -- a Canaanite woman

the wife
אֵ֖שֶּׁת‪‬‪‬ (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

of Heber
חֶ֣בֶר (ḥe·ḇer)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2268: Heber -- a Kenite, also several Israelites

the Kenite,
הַקֵּינִ֑י (haq·qê·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7017: Kenite -- members of the tribe of Kenites

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

there was peace
שָׁל֗וֹם (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

between
בֵּ֚ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

Jabin
יָבִ֣ין (yā·ḇîn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2985: Jabin -- 'one who is intelligent', two Canaanite kings

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Hazor
חָצ֔וֹר (ḥā·ṣō·wr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2674: Hazor -- the name of several places in Palestine, also one in Arabia

and
וּבֵ֕ין (ū·ḇên)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the house
בֵּ֖ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Heber
חֶ֥בֶר (ḥe·ḇer)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2268: Heber -- a Kenite, also several Israelites

the Kenite.
הַקֵּינִֽי׃ (haq·qê·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7017: Kenite -- members of the tribe of Kenites


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