New International Version
"Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.
King James Bible
Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
Darby Bible Translation
Kings of armies flee; they flee, and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
World English Bible
"Kings of armies flee! They flee!" She who waits at home divides the spoil,
Young's Literal Translation
Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house apportioneth spoil.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Kings of armies did flee - Rabin and the kings of the Canaanites, who united their forces to overwhelm the Israelites.
And she - Deborah the prophetess, a woman accustomed to tarry at home, and take care of the family; she divided the spoils, and vanquished their kings.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
did flee apace [heb.] did flee, did flee
LibraryThe Burden-Bearing God
'Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits.'--(A.V.). 'Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden.' --PSALM lxviii. 19 (R.V.). The difference between these two renderings seems to be remarkable, and a person ignorant of any language but our own might find it hard to understand how any one sentence was susceptible of both. But the explanation is extremely simple. The important words in the Authorised Version, 'with benefits,' are a supplement, having nothing to represent them …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Rejoicing Before God.
Of the Three Woe Trumpets.
Letter Xlii to the Illustrious Youth, Geoffrey De Perrone, and his Comrades.
Now the five kings had fled and hidden in the cave at Makkedah.
"Kings came, they fought, the kings of Canaan fought. At Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo, they took no plunder of silver.
Are they not finding and dividing the spoils: a woman or two for each man, colorful garments as plunder for Sisera, colorful garments embroidered, highly embroidered garments for my neck-- all this as plunder?'
1 Samuel 30:24
Who will listen to what you say? The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike."
Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kings of Canaan--
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