JUDGES 21:25



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“In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

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Judges 21:25 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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In those הָהֵ֔ם They (only used when emphatic) those
days בַּיָּמִ֣ים A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
there was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
no אֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
king מֶ֖לֶךְ A king king
in Israel: בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
every man אִ֛ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) every man
did יַֽעֲשֶֽׂה׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
that which was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
right הַיָּשָׁ֥ר Straight (literally or figuratively) right
in his own eyes. בְּעֵינָ֖יו An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) own eyes

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  • 23  And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.

  • 24  And the children of Israel departed thence at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from thence every man to his inheritance.

  • 25  In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.


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