New International Version
Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.
King James Bible
The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
The villages ceased in Israel, 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.
Young's Literal Translation
Villages ceased in Israel -- they ceased, Till that I arose -- Deborah, That I arose, a mother in Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Why satest then among the sheepfolds, to hear the pipings for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.'--JUDGES v. 16 (R.V.). I. The fight. The warfare is ever repeated, though in new forms. In the highest form it is Christ versus the World, And that conflict must be fought out in our own souls first. Our religion should lead not only to accept and rely on what Christ does for us, but to do and dare for Christ. He has given Himself for us, and has thereby …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Songs of Deliverance
The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
"In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were abandoned; travelers took to winding paths.
God chose new leaders when war came to the city gates, but not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel.
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