JUDGES 4:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.”

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Judges 4:3 Translation & Meaning

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And the children בְנֵֽי 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 יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
cried וַיִּצְעֲק֥וּ To shriek; (by implication) to proclaim (an assembly) cried
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the Lord: יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
for כִּ֠י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
he had nine תְּשַׁ֨ע Nine or (ordinal) ninth nine
hundred מֵא֤וֹת A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
chariots רֶֽכֶב A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
of iron; בַּרְזֶל֙ Iron (as cutting); by extension, an iron implement iron
and twenty עֶשְׂרִ֥ים Twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth twenty
years שָׁנָֽה׃ A year (as a revolution of time) years
he וְ֠הוּא 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 he
mightily בְּחָזְקָ֖ה Vehemence (usually in a bad sense) mightily
oppressed לָחַ֞ץ Properly, to press, i.e., (figuratively) to distress oppressed
the children בְּנֵ֧י 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. יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 1  And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.

  • 2  And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

  • 3  And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.

  • 4  And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

  • 5  And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.




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