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Judges 5:18

    Judges 5:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that risked their lives to the death in the high places of the field.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It was the people of Zebulun who put their lives in danger, even to death, with Naphtali on the high places of the field.

    Webster's Revision

    Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

    World English Bible

    Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the deaths; Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, and Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 5:18

    Zebulun and Naphtali - jeoparded their lives - The original is very emphatic, חרף נפשו למות chereph naphsho lamuth, they desolated their lives to death - they were determined to conquer or die, and therefore plunged into the thickest of the battle. The word jeoparded is a silly French term, and comes from the exclamation of a disappointed gamester: Jeu perdu! The game is lost; or J'ai perdue! I have lost.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 5:18

    In contrast with the selfishness of the tribes just named, Deborah reverts with enthusiasm to the heroic prowess of Zebulun and Naphtali.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 5:18

    5:18 Jeoparded - Heb. despised, comparatively; they chose rather to venture upon a generous and honourable death, than to enjoy a shameful and servile life. High - places - That is, upon that large and eminent plain in the top of mount Tabor, where they put themselves in battle array, and expected the enemy; though when they saw they did not come up to them, they marched down to meet them.