Judges 5:25
New International Version
He asked for water, and she gave him milk; in a bowl fit for nobles she brought him curdled milk.

New Living Translation
Sisera asked for water, and she gave him milk. In a bowl fit for nobles, she brought him yogurt.

English Standard Version
He asked for water and she gave him milk; she brought him curds in a noble’s bowl.

Berean Study Bible
He asked for water, and she gave him milk. In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.

King James Bible
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

New King James Version
He asked for water, she gave milk; She brought out cream in a lordly bowl.

New American Standard Bible
“He asked for water, she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.

NASB 1995
“He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.

NASB 1977
“He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.

Amplified Bible
“Sisera asked for water and she gave him milk; She brought him curds in a magnificent bowl.

Christian Standard Bible
He asked for water; she gave him milk. She brought him cream in a majestic bowl.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked for water; she gave him milk. She brought him curdled milk in a majestic bowl.

American Standard Version
He asked water, and'she gave him milk; She brought him butter in a lordly dish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He asked for water and she gave milk in the cup of a mighty man; she brought cream

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He asked for water, she gave him milk in a dish; she brought butter of princes.

Contemporary English Version
Sisera asked for water, but Jael gave him milk--cream in a fancy cup.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He asked her water and she gave him milk, and offered him butter in a dish fit for princes.

English Revised Version
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought him butter in a lordly dish.

Good News Translation
Sisera asked for water, but she gave him milk; she brought him cream in a beautiful bowl.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sisera asked for water. She gave him milk. She offered him buttermilk in a royal bowl.

International Standard Version
Sisera asked for water— she gave him milk. In a magnificent bowl she brought him yogurt!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Water he asked, milk she gave him; In a lordly bowl she brought him curd.

Literal Standard Version
He asked for water—she gave milk; She brought butter near in a lordly dish.

NET Bible
He asked for water, and she gave him milk; in a bowl fit for a king, she served him curds.

New Heart English Bible
He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him curds in a princely bowl.

World English Bible
He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him butter in a lordly dish.

Young's Literal Translation
Water he asked -- milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of Deborah and Barak
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. 26She reached for the tent peg, her right hand for the workman’s hammer. She struck Sisera and crushed his skull; she shattered and pierced his temple.…

Cross References
Genesis 18:8
Then Abraham brought curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and he set them before the men and stood by them under the tree as they ate.

Judges 5:24
Most blessed among women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.

Judges 5:26
She reached for the tent peg, her right hand for the workman's hammer. She struck Sisera and crushed his skull; she shattered and pierced his temple.


Treasury of Scripture

He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

asked

Judges 4:19-21
And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him…

butter.









(25) Butter.--Rather, curdled milk.

In a lordly dish.--Rather, in a dish of the nobles: sephel, a splendid bowl, reserved for great occasions. All this was done to lull his suspicions into a false security.

Verse 25. - A lordly dish. A dish fit for princes; perhaps one reserved for the most illustrious guests.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He asked for
שָׁאַ֖ל (šā·’al)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

water,
מַ֥יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

[and] she gave
נָתָ֑נָה (nā·ṯā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

him milk.
חָלָ֣ב (ḥā·lāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2461: Milk

In a magnificent
אַדִּירִ֖ים (’ad·dî·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 117: Wide, large, powerful

bowl
בְּסֵ֥פֶל (bə·sê·p̄el)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5602: A basin

she brought him
הִקְרִ֥יבָה (hiq·rî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

curdled milk.
חֶמְאָֽה׃ (ḥem·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2529: Curdled milk, cheese


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