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Judges 5:1

    Judges 5:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At that time Deborah and Barak, the son of Abinoam, made this song, saying:

    Webster's Revision

    Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

    World English Bible

    Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 5:1

    Then sang Deborah, and Barak - There are many difficulties in this very sublime song; and learned men have toiled much to remove them. That there are several gross mistakes in our version will be instantly acknowledged by all who can critically examine the original. Dr. Kennicott has distributed it into parts, assigned to Deborah and Barak alternately. But his division is by far too artificial. Dr. Hales has also given a version of it which, perhaps, comes nearer to the simplicity of the original; but it also leaves several difficulties behind. As these are the two best versions I have met with, I shall lay them both in parallel columns before the reader, after introducing the general description of this song, given by each of these learned men. These the reader will find at the conclusion of the chapter.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 5:1

    Deborah, as "a prophetess," both composed and sang this noble ode, which, for poetic spirit and lyric fire, is not surpassed by any of the sacred songs in the Bible. And, as Miriam took up the first verse of the song of Moses Exodus 15:21, and sang it as an antiphony, so Barak, with the chorus of men, answered the song of Deborah by singing Judges 5:2, which is also exactly suited for an antiphon, summing up as it does the subject matter of the whole ode. Compare David's example 2 Samuel 6:15.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 5:1

    5:1 Deborah - The composer of this song.