New International Version
The people of Zebulun risked their very lives; so did Naphtali on the terraced fields.
King James Bible
Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.
Darby Bible Translation
Zebulun is a people [that] jeoparded their lives unto 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Zebulun and Naphtali - jeoparded their lives - The original is very emphatic, חרף נפשו למות chereph naphsho lamuth, they desolated their lives to death - they were determined to conquer or die, and therefore plunged into the thickest of the battle. The word jeoparded is a silly French term, and comes from the exclamation of a disappointed gamester: Jeu perdu! The game is lost; or J'ai perdue! I have lost.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
jeoparded. Heb. exposed to reproach. their lives
in the high
Why satest then among the sheepfolds, to hear the pipings for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.'--JUDGES v. 16 (R.V.). I. The fight. The warfare is ever repeated, though in new forms. In the highest form it is Christ versus the World, And that conflict must be fought out in our own souls first. Our religion should lead not only to accept and rely on what Christ does for us, but to do and dare for Christ. He has given Himself for us, and has thereby …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Songs of Deliverance
The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, "The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: 'Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor.
There Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali, and ten thousand men went up under his command. Deborah also went up with him.
He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, calling them to arms, and also into Asher, Zebulun and Naphtali, so that they too went up to meet them.
There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them, there the great throng of Judah's princes, and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.
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