New American Standard Bible
"He asked for water and she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.
King James Bible
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
Darby Bible Translation
He asked water and she gave him milk, she brought him curds in a lordly bowl.
World English Bible
He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
Young's Literal Translation
Water he asked -- milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Butter - Rather curdled milk, probably a fermented and intoxicating drink. All these marks of respect and friendship would lull Sisera into security.
LibraryLove Makes Suns
'Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.' JUDGES V. 51. These are the closing words of Deborah, the great warrior-prophetess of Israel. They are in singular contrast with the tone of fierce enthusiasm for battle which throbs through the rest of the chant, and with its stern approval of the deed of Jael when she slew Sisera. Here, in its last notes, we have an anticipation of the highest and best truths of the Gospel. 'Let them that love Him be as the sun when he goeth …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Why is it that Our Lord Has Tarried Till Now? Why Has not the Redeemer Returned Long Ere This?
He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate.
"Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.
"She reached out her hand for the tent peg, And her right hand for the workmen's hammer. Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head; And she shattered and pierced his temple.
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