Judges 5:7
Good News Translation
The towns of Israel stood abandoned, Deborah; they stood empty until you came, came like a mother for Israel.

Contemporary English Version
and villagers couldn't work in their fields. Then Deborah took command, protecting Israel as a mother protects her children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The valiant men ceased, and rested in Israel: until Debbora arose, a mother arose in Israel.

New American Bible
Gone was freedom beyond the walls, gone indeed from Israel. When I, Deborah, arose, when I arose, a mother in Israel.

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The valiant men ceased, and rested in Israel: until Debbora arose, a mother arose in Israel.

the villages

Esther 9:19 But those Jews that dwelt in towns not walled and in villages, appointed the fourteenth day of the month Adar for banquets and gladness, so as to rejoice on that day, and send one another portions of their banquets and meats.

a mother

Judges 4:4-6 And there was at that time Debbora, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, who judged the people. . . .

2 Samuel 20:19 Am not I she that answer truth in Israel, and thou seekest to destroy the city, and to overthrow a mother in Israel? Why wilt thou throw down the inheritance of the Lord?

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nurses: they shall worship thee with their face toward the earth, and they shall lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, for they shall not be confounded that wait for him.

Romans 16:13 Salute Rufus, elect in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

Context
The Song of Deborah and Barak
6In the days of Samgar, the son of Anath, in the days of Jahel, the paths rested: and they that went by them, walked through bye-ways. 7The valiant men ceased, and rested in Israel: until Debbora arose, a mother arose in Israel.8The Lord chose new wars, and he himself overthrew the gates of the enemies: a shield and spear was not seen among forty thousand of Israel.…
Cross References
Judges 5:6
In the days of Samgar, the son of Anath, in the days of Jahel, the paths rested: and they that went by them, walked through bye-ways.

Judges 5:8
The Lord chose new wars, and he himself overthrew the gates of the enemies: a shield and spear was not seen among forty thousand of Israel.

Additional Translations
Life in the villages ceased; it ended in Israel, until I, Deborah, arose, a mother in Israel.The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

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

The mighty men in Israel failed, they failed until Debbora arose, until she arose a mother in Israel.

The villages ceased in Israel, Ceased until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel.

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

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

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

Villages ceased in Israel -- they ceased, Till that I arose -- Deborah, That I arose, a mother in Israel.
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