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Judges 5:2

    Judges 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praise you the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For that the leaders took the lead in Israel, For that the people offered themselves willingly, Bless ye Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of the flowing hair of the fighters in Israel, because the people gave themselves freely, give praise to the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    For that the leaders took the lead in Israel, For that the people offered themselves willingly, Bless ye Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    "Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For that the leaders took the lead in Israel, for that the people offered themselves willingly, bless ye the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 5:2

    For the avenging of Israel - See the notes, etc., at the end of the chapter, Judges 5:28 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 5:2

    Render "For the leading of the leaders in Israel (the princes), for the willingness of the people (to follow them) bless ye the Lord." See Deuteronomy 32:42 note, and compare Judges 5:9 and Judges 5:13, where the nobles and the people are again contrasted.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 5:2

    5:2 The Lord - Give him the praise who hath done the work. The people - Chiefly Zebulun and Naphtali. Offered themselves - When neither Deborah nor Barak had any power to compel them.