Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 4:17 - 4:17

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 4:17 - 4:17


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To the tent of Jael; for women had their tents apart from their husbands, Gen_24:67 31:33. And here he thought to lurk more securely than in her husband’s tent.



There was peace; not a league or covenant of friendship, which they were forbidden to make with that cursed people, but only a cessation of hostilities, which he afforded them because they were a peaceable people, abhorring war, and wholly minding pasturage, and were not Israelites, with whom his principal quarrel was; and especially by God’s overruling disposal of his heart to favour them who were careful to keep themselves uncorrupted with Israel’s sins, and therefore are preserved from their plagues.