Judges 5:8
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
977 [e]יִבְחַר֙
yiḇ-ḥar
They choseV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהִ֣ים
’ĕ-lō-hîm
godsN-mp
2319 [e]חֲדָשִׁ֔ים
ḥă-ḏā-šîm,
newAdj-mp
227 [e]אָ֖ז
’āz
thenAdv
3901 [e]לָחֶ֣ם
lā-ḥem
[there was] warN-ms
8179 [e]שְׁעָרִ֑ים
šə-‘ā-rîm;
in the gatesN-mp
4043 [e]מָגֵ֤ן
mā-ḡên
A shieldN-cs
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
NotConj
7200 [e]יֵֽרָאֶה֙
yê-rā-’eh
was seenV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms
7420 [e]וָרֹ֔מַח
wā-rō-maḥ,
or spearConj-w | N-ms
705 [e]בְּאַרְבָּעִ֥ים
bə-’ar-bā-‘îm
among fortyPrep-b | Number-cp
505 [e]אֶ֖לֶף
’e-lep̄
thousandNumber-ms
3478 [e]בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
bə-yiś-rā-’êl.
in IsraelPrep-b | N-proper-ms









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 5:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יִבְחַר֙ אֱלֹהִ֣ים חֲדָשִׁ֔ים אָ֖ז לָחֶ֣ם שְׁעָרִ֑ים מָגֵ֤ן אִם־יֵֽרָאֶה֙ וָרֹ֔מַח בְּאַרְבָּעִ֥ים אֶ֖לֶף בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

שופטים 5:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
יבחר אלהים חדשים אז לחם שערים מגן אם־יראה ורמח בארבעים אלף בישראל׃

שופטים 5:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
יבחר אלהים חדשים אז לחם שערים מגן אם־יראה ורמח בארבעים אלף בישראל׃

שופטים 5:8 Hebrew Bible
יבחר אלהים חדשים אז לחם שערים מגן אם יראה ורמח בארבעים אלף בישראל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"New gods were chosen; Then war was in the gates. Not a shield or a spear was seen Among forty thousand in Israel.

King James Bible
They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel chose new gods, then war was in the gates. Not a shield or spear was seen among 40,000 in Israel.
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