Judges 5:21
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New American Standard Bible
"The torrent of Kishon swept them away, The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.

King James Bible
The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.

Darby Bible Translation
The torrent Kishon swept them away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. March on, my soul, with might!

World English Bible
The river Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength.

Young's Literal Translation
The brook Kishon swept them away, The brook most ancient -- the brook Kishon. Thou dost tread down strength, O my soul!

Judges 5:21 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The word translated ancient occurs only here. The phrase probably means that Kishon was celebrated from ancient times on account of the battles fought on its banks.

Judges 5:21 Parallel Commentaries

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Love Makes Suns
'Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.' JUDGES V. 51. These are the closing words of Deborah, the great warrior-prophetess of Israel. They are in singular contrast with the tone of fierce enthusiasm for battle which throbs through the rest of the chant, and with its stern approval of the deed of Jael when she slew Sisera. Here, in its last notes, we have an anticipation of the highest and best truths of the Gospel. 'Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Why is it that Our Lord Has Tarried Till Now? Why Has not the Redeemer Returned Long Ere This?
At first sight perhaps this inquiry might appear almost irreverent and some may feel inclined to remind us that "secret things belong unto the Lord." In response we would say, It is not in any spirit of idle curiosity nor is it to indulge an inquisitive speculation that we take up this question, but simply because we believe that a humble examination of it will prove profitable to our souls, inasmuch as the answer to our inquiry demonstrates the wisdom and grace of Him with whom we have to do. Of
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Exodus 15:2
"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him.

1 Kings 18:40
Then Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

Psalm 44:5
Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.

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