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Judges 5:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He asked water, [and] she gave him milk; She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He asked water, [and] she gave [him] milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He asked for water [and] she gave him milk; In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He asked water, [and] she gave [him] milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He asked water, she gave milk; In the nobles' bowl she brought forth cream.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Water, he asked, Milk, she gave,—In a bowl for nobles, presented cream:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Water he asked—milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He asked her water, and she gave him milk, and offered him butter in a dish fit for princes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He asked water, [and] she gaue him milke, shee brought foorth butter in a lordly dish.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He asked for water, she gave him milk in a dish; she brought butter of princes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He asked water, [and] she gave [him] milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He asked 7592
{7592} Prime
A primitive root; to inquire; by implication to request; by extension to demand.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
water, 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
[and] she gave 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[him] milk; 2461
{2461} Prime
From the same as H2459; milk (as the richness of kine).
she brought forth 7126
{7126} Prime
A primitive root; to approach (causatively bring near) for whatever purpose.
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
butter 2529
{2529} Prime
From the same root as H2346; curdled milk or cheese.
in a lordly 117
{0117} Prime
From H0142; wide or (generally) large; figuratively powerful.
dish. 5602
{5602} Prime
From an unused root meaning to depress; a basin (as deepened out).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Judges 5:24-27.

Judges 5:25

_ _ butter — curdled milk; a favorite beverage in the East.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 5:24-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 5:25

Butter — Or, cream, that is, the choicest of her milk: so the same thing is repeated in different words. Lordly dish — Which you are not to understand of such a costly dish as the luxury of after ages brought in, which is not agreeable to the simplicity either of this family, or of those ancient times; but of a comely and convenient dish, the best which she had, and such as the better sort of persons then used. Probably Jael at that time intended him no other than kindness, 'till God by an immediate impulse on her mind, directed her to do otherwise.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 5:25

He asked water, [and] she gave [him] milk; she brought forth (s) butter in a lordly dish.

(s) Some read churned milk in a great cup.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Judges 4:19-21 And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him. ... Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

Chemah, may signify buttermilk, which is made by the Arabs by agitating the milk in a leathern bag; and is highly esteemed because of its refreshing and cooling qualities.
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