JUDGES 4:5

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“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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Judges 4:5 Translation & Meaning

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And she וְ֠הִיא 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 And she
dwelt יוֹשֶׁ֨בֶת Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwelt
under תַּֽחַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc under
the palm tree תֹּ֜מֶר A palm trunk palm tree
of Deborah דְּבוֹרָ֗ה Deborah, the name of two Hebrewesses Deborah
between בֵּ֧ין Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or between
Ramah הָֽרָמָ֛ה Ramah, the name of four places in Palestine Ramah
and Beth-el אֵ֖ל Beth-El, a place in Palestine Bethel
in mount בְּהַ֣ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
Ephraim: אֶפְרָ֑יִם Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory Ephraim
and 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 יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
came up וַיַּֽעֲל֥וּ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative came up
to אֵלֶ֛יהָ Near, with or among; often in general, to to
her for judgment. לַמִּשְׁפָּֽט׃ Properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style judgment

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  • 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?

  • 7  And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.




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