JUDGES 4:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Judges 4:4 Translation & Meaning

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And Deborah, וּדְבוֹרָה֙ Deborah, the name of two Hebrewesses Deborah
a prophetess, נְבִיאָ֔ה A prophetess or (generally) inspired woman; by implication, a poetess; by association a prophet's wife prophetess
the wife אֵ֖שֶׁת A woman wife
of Lapidoth, לַפִּיד֑וֹת Lappidoth, the husband of Deborah Lapidoth
she הִ֛יא 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 she
judged שֹֽׁפְטָ֥ה To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) judged
Israel יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
at that הַהִֽיא׃ 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 at that
time. בָּעֵ֥ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc time

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  • 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.

  • 6  And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?




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