JUDGES 4:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.”

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Judges 4:23 Translation & Meaning

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So God אֱלֹהִים֙ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
subdued וַיַּכְנַ֤ע Properly, to bend the knee; hence, to humiliate, vanquish subdued
on that הַה֔וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are on that
day בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
Jabin יָבִ֣ין Jabin, the name of two Canaanitish kings Jabin
the king מֶֽלֶךְ A king king
of Canaan כְּנָ֑עַן Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him Canaan
before לִפְנֵ֖י 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
the children בְּנֵ֥י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel. יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 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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