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“And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.”

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Judges 4:1 Translation & Meaning

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And the children בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
again וַיֹּסִ֙פוּ֙ To add or augment (often adverbial, to continue to do a thing) again
did לַֽעֲשׂ֥וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
evil הָרַ֖ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
in the sight בְּעֵינֵ֣י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) sight
of the Lord, יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
when Ehud וְאֵה֖וּד Ehud, the name of two or three Israelites Ehud
was dead. מֵֽת׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill dead

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  • 1  And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.

  • 2  And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

  • 3  And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.


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