JUDGES 4:22

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“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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Judges 4:22 Translation & Meaning

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And, behold, וְהִנֵּ֣ה Lo! behold
as Barak בָרָק֮ Barak, an Israelite Barak
pursued רֹדֵ֣ף To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) pursued
Sisera, סִֽיסְרָא֒ Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Sisera
Jael יָעֵל֙ Jael, a Canaanite Jael
came out וַתֵּצֵ֤א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim came out
to meet לִקְרָאת֔וֹ An encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) meet
him, and said וַתֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto him, Come, לֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Come
and I will shew וְאַרְאֶ֔ךָּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) shew
thee אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) thee
the man הָאִ֖ישׁ 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) man
whom אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whom
thou אַתָּ֣ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
seekest. מְבַקֵּ֑שׁ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after seekest
And when he came וַיָּבֹ֣א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
into אֵלֶ֔יהָ Near, with or among; often in general, to into
her behold, וְהִנֵּ֤ה Lo! behold
tent, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Sisera סִֽיסְרָא֙ Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Sisera
lay נֹפֵ֣ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) lay
dead, מֵ֔ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill dead
and the nail וְהַיָּתֵ֖ד A peg nail
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in his temples. בְּרַקָּתֽוֹ׃ Properly, thinness, i.e., the side of the head temples

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  • 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.

  • 23  So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.

  • 24  And the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.




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