The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
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George Leo Haydock
Valiant. Hebrew is also translated, "the villages ceased "as no one thought himself in safety out of the strong cities.
Until. Hebrew, "until I, Debbora, arose, that I arose, a mother "The Holy Spirit obliges her to declare her own praises. She deserved the glorious title of "mother of her country. "
Mother denotes an authority, mixed with sweetness: such had been exercised by Debbora, in deciding the controversies of the people, (Calmet) and in directing them to follow the right path. (Haydock)