JUDGES 4:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.”

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Judges 4:20 Translation & Meaning

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Again he said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) Again said
unto אֵלֶ֔יהָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
her, Stand in עֲמֹ֖ד To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) Stand
the door פֶּ֣תַח An opening (literally), i.e., door (gate) or entrance way door
of the tent, הָאֹ֑הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tent
and it shall be, וְהָיָה֩ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and it shall be
when אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not when
any man אִ֨ישׁ 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) any man
doth come יָבֹ֜א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) doth come
and inquire וּשְׁאֵלֵ֗ךְ To inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand inquire
of thee, and say, וְאָמַ֛ר To say (used with great latitude) say
Is there הֲיֵֽשׁ There is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection) Is there
any man אִ֖ישׁ 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) any man
here? פֹּ֥ה This place (French ici), i.e., here or hence here
that thou shalt say, וְאָמַ֥רְתְּ To say (used with great latitude) say
No. אָֽיִן׃ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle No

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  • 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.

  • 20  Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.

  • 21  Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

  • 22  And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.




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