JUDGES 4:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Judges 4:16 Translation & Meaning

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But Barak וּבָרָ֗ק Barak, an Israelite Barak
pursued רָדַ֞ף To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) pursued
after אַֽחֲרֵ֤י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
the chariots, הָרֶ֙כֶב֙ A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
and after וְאַֽחֲרֵ֣י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) and after
the host, הַֽמַּחֲנֶ֔ה 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
unto עַ֖ד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) unto
Harosheth חֲרֹ֣שֶׁת Charosheth, a place in Palestine Harosheth
of the Gentiles: הַגּוֹיִ֑ם A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts Gentiles
and all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the host מַֽחֲנֵ֤ה 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
of Sisera סִֽיסְרָא֙ Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Sisera
fell וַיִּפֹּ֞ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fell
upon 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 upon edge
of the sword; חֶ֔רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
there was not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
a man אֶחָֽד׃ Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first man
left. נִשְׁאַ֖ר Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant left

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  • 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.

  • 18  And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.




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