New International Version
Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.
King James Bible
And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
Darby Bible Translation
And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, judged Israel at that time.
World English Bible
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
Young's Literal Translation
And Deborah, a woman inspired, wife of Lapidoth, she is judging Israel at that time,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Deborah, a prophetess - One on whom the Spirit of God descended, and who was the instrument of conveying to the Israelites the knowledge of the Divine will, in things sacred and civil.
She judged Israel - This is, I believe, the first instance of gynaecocrasy, or female government, on record. Deborah seems to have been supreme both in civil and religious affairs; and Lapidoth, her husband, appears to have had no hand in the government. But the original may as well be translated a woman of Lapidoth, as the wife of Lapidoth.
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Amos 2719 BC
I want to picture to you to-night, if I can, three acts in a great history--three different pictures illustrating one subject. I trust we have passed through all three of them, many of us; and as we shall look upon them, whilst I paint them upon the wall, I think there will be many here who will be able to say, I was in that state once;" and when we come to the last, I hope we shall be able to clap our hands, and rejoice to feel that the last is our case also, and that we are in the plight of the …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
A Nation's Struggle for a Home and Freedom.
Because he had nine hundred chariots fitted with iron and had cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years, they cried to the LORD for help.
She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided.
"Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them
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