My heart is toward the leaders of Israel
who offered themselves willingly among the people.
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“leaders.” The Hebrew is more literally, “decree makers; lawmakers.” It apparently refers to people in every level of any organization who make the rules and decrees.

“offered themselves willingly.” Some versions translate the Hebrew as “volunteered,” but the meaning is the same.

“Bless Yahweh!” Deborah is excited and thankful that there has been a change of heart in Israel and that people are willing to take a stand against evil.

Commentary for: Judges 5:9