Judges 5:18
New International Version
The people of Zebulun risked their very lives; so did Naphtali on the terraced fields.

New Living Translation
But Zebulun risked his life, as did Naphtali, on the heights of the battlefield.

English Standard Version
Zebulun is a people who risked their lives to the death; Naphtali, too, on the heights of the field.

Berean Study Bible
Zebulun was a people who risked their lives; Naphtali, too, on the heights of the battlefield.

King James Bible
Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.

New King James Version
Zebulun is a people who jeopardized their lives to the point of death, Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.

New American Standard Bible
“Zebulun was a people who risked their lives, And Naphtali too, on the high places of the field.

NASB 1995
"Zebulun was a people who despised their lives even to death, And Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.

NASB 1977
“Zebulun was a people who despised their lives even to death, And Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.

Amplified Bible
“But Zebulun was a people who risked their lives to the [point of] death; Naphtali also, on the heights of the field.

Christian Standard Bible
The people of Zebulun defied death, Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zebulun was a people risking their lives, Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.

American Standard Version
Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Zabulun a people who disgraced itself to death; Naphtali on the high place of his field

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The people Zabulon exposed their soul to death, and Nephthali came to the high places of their land.

Contemporary English Version
But soldiers of Zebulun and Naphtali risked their lives to attack the enemy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Zabulon and Nephtali offered their lives to death in the region of Merome.

English Revised Version
Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, and Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

Good News Translation
But the people of Zebulun and Naphtali risked their lives on the battlefield.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Zebulun mocked death, and Naphtali risked his life on the battlefield.

International Standard Version
The tribe of Zebulun did not worry about their lives at the price of death; neither did the tribe of Naphtali also on high places of the field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Zebulun is a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

Literal Standard Version
Zebulun [is] a people who exposed its soul to death, "" Naphtali also—on high places of the field.

NET Bible
The men of Zebulun were not concerned about their lives; Naphtali charged on to the battlefields.

New Heart English Bible
Zebulun was a people that risked their lives even to death; Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.

World English Bible
Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the deaths; Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.

Young's Literal Translation
Zebulun is a people who exposed its soul to death, Naphtali also -- on high places of the field.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of Deborah and Barak
17Gilead remained beyond the Jordan. Dan, why did you linger by the ships? Asher stayed at the coast and remained in his harbors. 18Zebulun was a people who risked their lives; Naphtali, too, on the heights of the battlefield. 19Kings came and fought; then the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo, but they took no plunder of silver.…

Cross References
Judges 4:6
She summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, "Surely the LORD, the God of Israel, is commanding you: 'Go and march to Mount Tabor, taking with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun.

Judges 4:10
where he summoned Zebulun and Naphtali. Ten thousand men followed him, and Deborah also went with him.

Judges 6:35
Calling them to arms, Gideon sent messengers throughout Manasseh, as well as Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, so that they came up to meet him.

Psalm 68:27
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, the princes of Judah in their company, the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.


Treasury of Scripture

Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that risked their lives to the death in the high places of the field.

Zebulun

Judges 4:10
And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

jeoparded.

Esther 4:16
Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

1 John 3:16
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

in the high

Judges 4:6,10,14
And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? …









(18) Jeoparded their lives.--Comp. Judges 9:7; Isaiah 53:12. The courage of Zebulon and Naphtali is contrasted with the empty debates of Reuben, the sloth of Gilead, the cowardly selfishness of Dan and Asher.

In the high places of the field.--That is, on Mount Tabor. The Hebrew word is the Meroms; hence the Vulgate has in regione Merome. (Comp. Joshua 11:5; Joshua 11:7.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Zebulun
זְבֻל֗וּן (zə·ḇu·lūn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2074: Zebulun -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and their territory

was a people
עַ֣ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

who risked
חֵרֵ֥ף (ḥê·rêp̄)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2778: To pull off, to expose, to betroth, to carp at, defame, to spend the winter

their lives;
נַפְשׁ֛וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

Naphtali, too,
וְנַפְתָּלִ֑י (wə·nap̄·tā·lî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5321: Naphtali -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and the district settled by them

on
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the heights
מְרוֹמֵ֥י (mə·rō·w·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4791: Altitude

of the battlefield.
שָׂדֶֽה׃ (śā·ḏeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land


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