JUDGES 4:15

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“And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.”

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Judges 4:15 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְ֠הוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
discomfited וַיָּ֣הָם Properly, to put in commotion; by implication, to disturb, drive, destroy discomfited
Sisera, סִֽיסְרָ֨א Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Sisera
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
chariots, הָרֶ֧כֶב A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
host, הַֽמַּחֲנֶ֛ה An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) host
with the edge לְפִי The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to edge
of the sword חֶ֖רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
before לִפְנֵ֣י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
Barak; בָרָ֑ק Barak, an Israelite Barak
so that Sisera סִֽיסְרָ֛א Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Sisera
lighted down וַיֵּ֧רֶד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) lighted down
off מֵעַ֥ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
chariot, הַמֶּרְכָּבָ֖ה A chariot chariot
and fled away וַיָּ֥נָס To flit, i.e., vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver) fled away
on his feet. בְּרַגְלָֽיו׃ A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda feet

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  • 13  And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon.

  • 14  And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.

  • 15  And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.

  • 16  But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.

  • 17  Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.




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