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Judges 5:7

    Judges 5:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, Until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Country towns were no more in Israel, *** were no more, till you, Deborah, came up, till you came up as a mother in Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, Until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel.

    World English Bible

    The rulers ceased in Israel. They ceased until I, Deborah, arose; Until I arose a mother in Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 5:7

    The villages ceased - The people were obliged to live together in fortified places; or in great numbers, to protect each other against the incursions of bands of spoilers.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 5:7

    Render the word "villages" (here and in Judges 5:11) judgment, rule, or judges, rulers. The sense is "The princes (or magistrates) ceased in Israel," i. e. there was no one to do justice in the gate, or defend men from their oppressors.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 5:7

    5:7 Ceased - The people forsook all their unfortified towns, not being able to protect them from military insolence. A mother - That is, to be to them as a mother, to instruct, and rule, and protect them, which duties a mother owes to her children.