Judges 5:9
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New Living Translation
My heart is with the commanders of Israel, with those who volunteered for war. Praise the LORD!

King James Bible
My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD.

World English Bible
My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Yahweh!

Young's Literal Translation
My heart is to the lawgivers of Israel, Who are offering themselves willingly among the people, Bless ye Jehovah!

Judges 5:9 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:9 My heart is toward - I honour and love those, who being the chief of the people in wealth and dignity, did not withdraw themselves from the work, as such usually do; but exposed themselves to the same hazards, and joined with their brethren in this noble but dangerous attempt. The Lord - Who inclined their hearts to this undertaking, and gave them success in it. As she gives instruments their due, so she is careful the sovereign cause lose not his glory.

Judges 5:9 Parallel Commentaries

Hindrances to Revivals.
Text.--I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you."--Nehemiah vi. 3. THIS servant of God had come down from Babylon to rebuild the temple and re-establish the worship of God at Jerusalem, the city of his fathers' sepulchres. When it was discovered by Sanballat and certain individuals, his allies, who had long enjoyed the desolations of Zion, that now the temple, and the holy city were about to be rebuilt, they raised a great
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion

The Publication of the Gospel
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it [or of the preachers] P erhaps no one Psalm has given greater exercise to the skill and patience of commentators and critics, than the sixty-eighth. I suppose the difficulties do not properly belong to the Psalm, but arise from our ignorance of various circumstances to which the Psalmist alludes; which probably were, at that time, generally known and understood. The first verse is the same with the stated form of benediction
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Salvation Published from the Mountains
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid: say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! I t would be improper to propose an alteration, though a slight one, in the reading of a text, without bearing my testimony to the great value of our English version, which I believe, in point of simplicity, strength, and fidelity, is not likely to be excelled by a new translation
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Sovereignty of God in Operation
"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be the glory for ever. Amen" (Romans 11:36). Has God foreordained everything that comes to pass? Has He decreed that what is, was to have been? In the final analysis this is only another way of asking, Is God now governing the world and everyone and everything in it? If God is governing the world then is He governing it according to a definite purpose, or aimlessly and at random? If He is governing it according to some purpose, then
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Judges 5:2
"Israel's leaders took charge, and the people gladly followed. Praise the LORD!

2 Chronicles 17:16
Next was Amasiah son of Zicri, who volunteered for the LORD's service, with 200,000 troops under his command.

Nehemiah 11:2
And the people commended everyone who volunteered to resettle in Jerusalem.

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