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“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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Judges 4:7 Translation & Meaning

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And I will draw וּמָֽשַׁכְתִּ֨י To draw, used in a great variety of applications (including to sow, to sound, to prolong, to develop, to march, to remove, to delay, to be tall, etc.) draw
unto אֵלֶ֜יךָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thee to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to thee to
the river נַ֣חַל A stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine) river
Kishon קִישׁ֗וֹן Kishon, a river of Palestine Kishon
Sisera, סִֽיסְרָא֙ Sisera, the name of a Canaanitish king and of one of the Nethinim Sisera
the captain שַׂר A head person (of any rank or class) captain
of Jabin's יָבִ֔ין Jabin, the name of two Canaanitish kings Jabins
army, צְבָ֣א A mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship) army
with his chariots רִכְבּ֖וֹ A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
and his multitude; הֲמוֹנ֑וֹ A noise, tumult, crowd; also disquietude, wealth multitude
and I will deliver וּנְתַתִּ֖יהוּ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) deliver
him into thine hand. בְּיָדֶֽךָ׃ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] thine hand

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  • 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.

  • 8  And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

  • 9  And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.


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