Judges 5:24
New International Version
“Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.

New Living Translation
“Most blessed among women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. May she be blessed above all women who live in tents.

English Standard Version
“Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, of tent-dwelling women most blessed.

Berean Study Bible
Most blessed among women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.

King James Bible
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

New King James Version
“Most blessed among women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed is she among women in tents.

New American Standard Bible
“Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

NASB 1995
“Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

NASB 1977
“Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

Amplified Bible
“Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.

Christian Standard Bible
Most blessed of women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; she is most blessed among tent-dwelling women.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jael is most blessed of women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; she is most blessed among tent-dwelling women.

American Standard Version
Blessed above women shall Jael be, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed of women shall be Anayl, the wife of Khubar, the Blacksmith, more than women who are in the tent will be blessed

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed among women be Jael wife of Chaber the Kenite; let her be blessed above women in tents.

Contemporary English Version
But honor Jael, the wife of Heber from the Kenite clan. Give more honor to her than to any other woman who lives in tents. Yes, give more honor to her than to any other woman.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed among women be Jahel the wife of Haber the Cinite, and blessed be she in her tent.

English Revised Version
Blessed above women shall Jael be, the wife of Heber the Kenite, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Good News Translation
The most fortunate of women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite--the most fortunate of women who live in tents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, should be the most blessed woman, the most blessed woman living in a tent.

International Standard Version
"Blessed above all women is Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite; most blessed is she among women who live in tents!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Blessed above women shall Jael be, The wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent shall she be blessed.

Literal Standard Version
Above women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite, She is blessed above women in the tent.

NET Bible
The most rewarded of women should be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite! She should be the most rewarded of women who live in tents.

New Heart English Bible
Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

World English Bible
"Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Young's Literal Translation
Blessed above women is Jael, Wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent she is blessed.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of Deborah and Barak
23‘Curse Meroz,’ says the angel of the LORD. ‘Bitterly curse her inhabitants; for they did not come to help the LORD, to help the LORD against the mighty.’ 24Most blessed among women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women. 25He asked for water, and she gave him milk. In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.…

Cross References
Judges 4:19
Sisera said to her, "Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty." So she opened a container of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him again.

Judges 5:25
He asked for water, and she gave him milk. In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

Judges 4:17
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.

Genesis 14:19
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

Proverbs 31:31
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.









(24) Blessed above women.--Jael would be regarded as a patriotic heroine, whose daring had secured to Israel the fruits of their victory. The morals of that early age were not sufficiently enlightened to understand that treachery and assassination are never justifiable, however good may be the end in view. But, as serious moralists, even in the nineteenth century, have held up to admiration the murder of Marat by Charlotte Corday, and have even given to her the title of "the Angel of Assassination," we can hardly be surprised that Deborah should exult in Jael's heroism, and her choice of the right side, without expressing--perhaps even without the degree of later moral enlightenment which would have led her to feel--any moral reprobation of the means by which the end was accomplished. But to compare this outburst of patriotic approval for such a deed with the salutation of "Blessed art thou among women," addressed by the angel to the blessed Virgin Mary (as is done by some commentators), seems to me a most dangerous way of handling the mere words of Scripture, apart from their context and true significance.

Above women in the tent.--The honour paid to her because of her deed would raise her far above the common mass of ignorant and downtrodden nomad women. Instead of a Kenite woman, she would be lauded and honoured as a heroine of Israel.

Verse 24. - Blessed above women, etc. With the selfish indifference of the men of Meroz she contrasts the valorous enthusiasm of Jael the Kenite, and blesses her for it as emphatically as she curses the inhabitants of Meroz.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Most blessed
תְּבֹרַךְ֙ (tə·ḇō·raḵ)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

among women
מִנָּשִׁ֔ים (min·nā·šîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

[is] Jael,
יָעֵ֕ל (yā·‘êl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3278: Jael -- a Canaanite woman

the wife
אֵ֖שֶׁת (’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

most blessed
תְּבֹרָֽךְ׃ (tə·ḇō·rāḵ)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

of tent-dwelling
בָּאֹ֖הֶל (bā·’ō·hel)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

women.
מִנָּשִׁ֥ים (min·nā·šîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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