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Judges 5:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Tell [of it], ye that ride on white asses, Ye that sit on rich carpets, And ye that walk by the way.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You who ride on white donkeys, You who sit on [rich] carpets, And you who travel on the road—sing!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Ye that ride on white she-asses, ye that sit on carpets, and ye that walk by the way, consider.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit on carpets, and ye that walk upon the road, speak!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Riders on white asses—Sitters on a long robe—And walkers by the way—meditate!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Speak, you that ride upon fair asses, and you that sit in judgment, and walk in the way.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Speake yee that ride on white asses, yee that sit in Iudgement, and walke by the way.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Ye that mount a she-ass at noon-day, ye that sit on the judgement-seat, and walk by the roads of them that sit in judgement by the way; declare
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Speak, 7878
{7878} Prime
שִׂיחַ
siyach
{see'-akh}
A primitive root; to ponder, that is, (by implication) converse (with oneself, and hence aloud) or (transitively) utter.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
ye that ride 7392
{7392} Prime
רָכַב
rakab
{raw-kab'}
A primitive root; to ride (on an animal or in a vehicle); causatively to place upon (for riding or generally), to despatch.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
on white 6715
{6715} Prime
צָחֹר
tsachor
{tsaw-khore'}
From the same as H6713; white.
asses, 860
{0860} Prime
אָתוֹן
'athown
{aw-thone'}
Probably from the same as H0386 (in the sense of patience); a female ass (from its docility).
ye that sit 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
judgment, 4055
{4055} Prime
מַד
mad
{mad}
From H4058; properly extent, that is, height; also a measure; by implication a vesture (as measured); also a carpet.
and walk 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
by x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the way. 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Judges 5:10

_ _ Speak — that is, join in this song of praise.

_ _ white asses — Those which are purely white are highly prized, and being costly, are possessed only by the wealthy and great.

_ _ Ye that sit in judgment — has been rendered, “ye that repose on tapestries.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 5:6-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 5:10

Speak — Celebrate the praise of our mighty God. That ride on white asses — That is, magistrates and nobles, who used to do so, Judges 10:4, Judges 12:14. That walk — That is, you that can safely travel in those high ways, which before you durst neither ride nor walk in: so great and mean persons are jointly excited to praise God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 5:10

Speak, ye that ride on (e) white asses, ye that sit (f) in judgment, and walk by the way.

(e) You governors.

(f) Or by Middin, as in danger of your enemies.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Speak:
or, Meditate,
Psalms 105:2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Psalms 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
Psalms 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

ride:

Judges 10:4 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair unto this day, which [are] in the land of Gilead.
Judges 12:14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

ye that sit:

Psalms 107:32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
Isaiah 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
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Jg 10:4; 12:14. Ps 105:2; 107:32; 145:5, 11. Is 28:6. Jol 3:12.

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