Judges 5:2
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New International Version
"When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves-- praise the LORD!

King James Bible
Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
For that leaders led in Israel, For that the people willingly offered themselves, Bless Jehovah!

World English Bible
"Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!

Young's Literal Translation
'For freeing freemen in Israel, For a people willingly offering themselves Bless ye Jehovah.

Judges 5:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the avenging of Israel - See the notes, etc., at the end of the chapter, Judges 5:28 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for the avenging

Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries...

2 Samuel 22:47,48 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation...

Psalm 18:47 It is God that avenges me, and subdues the people under me.

Psalm 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgments.

Psalm 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.

Psalm 97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD.

Psalm 136:15,19,20 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endures for ever...

Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand...

Revelation 16:5,6 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and were, and shall be, because you have judged thus...

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

when

Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless you the LORD.

2 Chronicles 17:16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD...

Nehemiah 11:2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed to me.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Philemon 1:14 But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

Library
Recreant Reuben
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 results which accrued from the conquest achieved by Barak, are upon a small scale similar to those which come to us through the deliverance wrought out by the Lord Jesus Christ. I shall take our text and spiritualize it, viewing its joyous details as emblematic of the blessings granted to us through our Redeemer. Those who went to draw water at the wells after Barak's victory, were no longer disturbed by the robbers who lurked at the fountains for purposes of plunder; and instead of drawing the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 13: 1867

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
THE ISRAELITES IN THE LAND OF CANAAN: THE JUDGES--THE PHILISTINES AND THE HEBREW KINGDOM--SAUL, DAVID, SOLOMON, THE DEFECTION OF THE TEN TRIBES--THE XXIst EGYPTIAN DYNASTY--SHESHONQ OR SHISHAK DAMASCUS. The Hebrews in the desert: their families, clans, and tribes--The Amorites and the Hebrews on the left bank of the Jordan--The conquest of Canaan and the native reaction against the Hebrews--The judges, Ehud, Deborah, Jerubbaal or Gideon and the Manassite supremacy; Abimelech, Jephihdh. The Philistines,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6

Judges
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 5:9
My heart is with Israel's princes, with the willing volunteers among the people. Praise the LORD!

2 Chronicles 17:16
next, Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered himself for the service of the LORD, with 200,000.

Psalm 110:3
Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning's womb.

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