JUDGES 4:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Judges 4:17 Translation & Meaning

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Howbeit Sisera וְסִֽיסְרָא֙ Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Howbeit Sisera
fled away נָ֣ס To flit, i.e., vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver) fled away
on his feet בְּרַגְלָ֔יו A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda feet
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the tent אֹ֣הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tent
of Jael יָעֵ֔ל Jael, a Canaanite Jael
the wife אֵ֖שֶׁת A woman wife
of Heber חֶ֣בֶר Cheber, the name of a Kenite and of three Israelites Heber
the Kenite: הַקֵּינִ֑י A Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin Kenite
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
there was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
peace שָׁל֗וֹם Safe, i.e., (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e., health, prosperity, peace peace
between בֵּ֚ין Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or between
Jabin יָבִ֣ין Jabin, the name of two Canaanitish kings Jabin
the king מֶֽלֶךְ A king king
of Hazor חָצ֔וֹר Chatsor, the name (thus simply) of two places in Palestine and of one in Arabia Hazor
and the house בֵּ֖ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of Heber חֶ֥בֶר Cheber, the name of a Kenite and of three Israelites Heber
the Kenite. הַקֵּינִֽי׃ A Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin Kenite

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  • 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.

  • 19  And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.




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