Psalm 68:27
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Look, the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way. Then comes a great throng of rulers from Judah and all the rulers of Zebulun and Naphtali.

English Standard Version
There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

Berean Study Bible
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, the princes of Judah in their company, the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.

New American Standard Bible
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

King James Bible
There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Christian Standard Bible
There is Benjamin, the youngest, leading them, the rulers of Judah in their assembly, the rulers of Zebulun, the rulers of Naphtali.

Contemporary English Version
The small tribe of Benjamin leads the way, followed by the leaders from Judah. Then come the leaders from Zebulun and Naphtali.

Good News Translation
First comes Benjamin, the smallest tribe, then the leaders of Judah with their group, followed by the leaders of Zebulun and Naphtali.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is Benjamin, the youngest, leading them, the rulers of Judah in their assembly, the rulers of Zebulun, the rulers of Naphtali.

International Standard Version
Little Benjamin is there, leading them, and the princes of Judah all together with the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.

NET Bible
There is little Benjamin, their ruler, and the princes of Judah in their robes, along with the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.

New Heart English Bible
There is little Benjamin, their ruler, the princes of Judah, their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is little Benjamin in silence, the Princes of Yehuda and their Rulers, the Princes of Zebulon and the Princes of Naphtali.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Benjamin, the youngest, is leading them, [next] the leaders of Judah with their noisy crowds, [then] the leaders of Zebulun, [then] the leaders of Naphtali.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, The princes of Judah their council, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

New American Standard 1977
There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There was little Benjamin as their ruler, the princes of Judah in their congregation, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.

King James 2000 Bible
There is little Benjamin, their leader, the princes of Judah and their company, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

American King James Version
There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

American Standard Version
There is little Benjamin their ruler, The princes of Judah and their council, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is Benjamin the younger one in ecstasy, the princes of Juda their rulers, the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is Benjamin a youth, in ecstasy of mind. The princes of Juda are their leaders: the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali.

Darby Bible Translation
There is little Benjamin, their ruler; the princes of Judah, their company; the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

English Revised Version
There is little Benjamin their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their counsel, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

World English Bible
There is little Benjamin, their ruler, the princes of Judah, their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Young's Literal Translation
There is little Benjamin their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of Zebulun -- heads of Naphtali.
Study Bible
God's Enemies Are Scattered
26Bless God in the great congregation, bless the Lord from the fountain of Israel. 27There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, the princes of Judah in their company, the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali. 28Summon Your power, O God; show Your strength, O God, which You have exerted on our behalf.…
Cross References
Numbers 2:22
Next will be the tribe of Benjamin. The leader of the Benjamites is Abidan son of Gideoni,

Numbers 34:21
Elidad son of Chislon from the tribe of Benjamin;

Judges 5:14
Some came from Ephraim, with their roots in Amalek; Benjamin came with your people after you. The commanders came down from Machir, the bearers of the marshal's staff from Zebulun.

Judges 5:18
Zebulun was a people who risked their lives; Naphtali, too, on the heights of the battlefield.

1 Samuel 9:21
Saul replied, "Am I not a Benjamite from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of Benjamin? So why would you say such a thing to me?"

Treasury of Scripture

There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

little

Genesis 42:32
We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

Judges 20:35
And the LORD smote Benjamin before Israel: and the children of Israel destroyed of the Benjamites that day twenty and five thousand and an hundred men: all these drew the sword.

Judges 21:6
And the children of Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day.

princes

Psalm 47:9
The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 60:7
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Isaiah 11:13
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

and their council.







Lexicon
There [is]
שָׁ֤ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

Benjamin,
בִּנְיָמִ֨ן ׀ (bin·yā·min)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

the youngest,
צָעִ֡יר (ṣā·‘îr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6810: Little, insignificant, young

ruling them,
רֹדֵ֗ם (rō·ḏêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7287: To tread down, subjugate, to crumble off

the princes
שָׂרֵ֣י (śā·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

of Judah
יְ֭הוּדָה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

[in] their company,
רִגְמָתָ֑ם (riḡ·mā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7277: A heap (of stones), crowd (of people)

the princes
שָׂרֵ֥י (śā·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

of Zebulun
זְ֝בֻל֗וּן (zə·ḇu·lūn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2074: Zebulun -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and their territory

[and]
שָׂרֵ֥י (śā·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

of Naphtali.
נַפְתָּלִֽי׃ (nap̄·tā·lî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5321: Naphtali -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and the district settled by them
(27) There is . . .--The procession is apparently a representative one. and the conjecture is probable which refers the selection of Zebulun and Naphtali to their prominence in Deborah's song. Benjamin may owe its position to the fact that it gave the nation its first king, and Judah would naturally figure in the pomp as the tribe of David. But other considerations besides may have had weight. The selection may have been made as representative of the two kingdoms.

Their ruler.--The Hebrew word has always a sense of a high-handed conqueror's rule, with the possible exception of Jeremiah 5:31. There is probably still a reference to Saul and his conquests--"little Benjamin who conquered for thee," or, possibly, here Benjamin takes the victor's place as leader of the procession.

Their council.--The reading must certainly be changed in accordance with Psalm 55:14. Their crowd, or company.

Verse 27. - There is little Benjamin with their ruler. "With" is wrongly supplied by our translators. "Little Benjamin" the "smallest of the tribes of Israel" (1 Samuel 9:21) - is called "their ruler," as having furnished the first king, and the one who began the conquests celebrated in vers. 11-23. If the psalm is to be accounted as David's, we may note it as a graceful act on his part that he places Saul's tribe first. The princes of Judah and their council. Again "and" is wrongly supplied. "The princes of Judah" are called "their council," or "their bulwark" (Kay), as holding the most important position in Israel at the time. The reading, however, is doubtful. The princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali. Four tribes only are mentioned, not because no more than four took part in the processions, but as representatives of the whole number. The tribes selected for mention are from the two ends of the land - the extreme south and the extreme north. Zebulun and Naphtali were the most important of the northern tribes (see Judges 4:6, 10; Judges 5:18), as Judah and Benjamin were of the southern ones. 68:22-28 The victories with which God blessed David over the enemies of Israel, are types of Christ's victory, for himself and for all believers. Those who take him for theirs, may see him acting as their God, as their King, for their good, and in answer to their prayers; especially in and by his word and ordinances. The kingdom of the Messiah shall be submitted to by all the rulers and learned in the world. The people seem to address the king, ver. 28. But the words are applicable to the Redeemer, to his church, and every true believer. We pray, that thou, O God the Son, wilt complete thine undertaking for us, by finishing thy good work in us.
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