Jg 5:1Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying:

Jg 5:2That the leaders took the lead in Israel, / That the people have willingly offered themselves, / Bless Jehovah.

Jg 5:3Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes! / I will sing; I, to Jehovah. / I will sing praise to Jehovah / The God of Israel.

Jg 5:4O Jehovah, when You went forth from Seir, / When You marched from the field of Edom, / The earth trembled, the heavens also dripped, / Indeed the clouds dripped water.

Jg 5:5The mountains quaked at the presence of Jehovah, / Sinai there, at the presence of Jehovah the God of Israel.

Jg 5:6In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, / In the days of Jael, the highways were not used; / And travelers went / On the roundabout paths.

Jg 5:7The villages ceased to act; / They ceased in Israel; / Until I, Deborah, rose up; / Until I rose up as a mother in Israel.

Jg 5:8They chose new gods; / Then there was war in their gates. / Was a shield or a spear seen / Among forty thousand in Israel?

Jg 5:9My heart is with the commanders of Israel, / Those who offered themselves willingly among the people. / Bless Jehovah!

Jg 5:10Tell of it, you who ride on white donkeys, / You who sit on rich carpets, / And you who go upon the way.

Jg 5:11Louder than the voice of those who distribute water among the watering places, / There they recount the righteous deeds of Jehovah, / His righteous acts toward His villages in Israel. / Then the people of Jehovah went down to the gates.

Jg 5:12Awake! Awake, Deborah! / Awake! Awake, speak forth a song! / Arise, Barak; / And lead captive your captives, son of Abinoam.

Jg 5:13Then a remnant of the nobles went down; / The people of Jehovah went down with me against the mighty:

Jg 5:14From Ephraim, those who took root in Amalek; / Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples; / From Machir commanders came down, / And from Zebulun those who wielded the staff of him who marshals.

Jg 5:15And the princes in Issachar were with Deborah; / And Issachar was true to Barak; / Into the valley they were sent behind him. / Among the divisions of Reuben / There were great resolutions in heart.

Jg 5:16Why did you sit among the sheepfolds / Listening to the pipings for the flocks? / In the divisions of Reuben / There were great searchings of heart.

Jg 5:17Gilead stayed across the Jordan. / And as for Dan, why did he remain with the ships? / Asher sat at the shore of the sea / And stayed at his landings.

Jg 5:18Zebulun was a people that despised their own lives even unto death; / And Naphtali, on the heights of the field.

Jg 5:19The kings came; they fought. / At that time the kings of Canaan fought / In Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; / They took no gain of silver.

Jg 5:20From heaven the stars fought; / From their courses they fought with Sisera.

Jg 5:21The river Kishon swept them away, / The ancient river, the river Kishon. / March on, O my soul, with strength!

Jg 5:22At that time the horse hooves stamped / With the prancing, the prancing of their mighty steeds.

Jg 5:23Curse Meroz, says the Angel of Jehovah; / Bitterly curse its inhabitants. / For they did not come to the aid of Jehovah, / To the aid of Jehovah against the mighty.

Jg 5:24Blessed among women shall Jael be, / The wife of Heber the Kenite; / Blessed among the women in the tent shall she be.

Jg 5:25He asked for water; she gave him milk. / In a bowl for nobles she presented him with cream.

Jg 5:26She put her hand to the tent peg, / And her right hand to the workman’s hammer; / Then she struck Sisera; she smashed his head; / Indeed she shattered and pierced his temples.

Jg 5:27At her feet he bowed; he fell; he lay down. / At her feet he bowed; he fell. / Where he bowed, there he fell, destroyed.

Jg 5:28Through the window one looks forth and cries shrilly; / The mother of Sisera, through the lattice: / Why is his chariot so long in coming? / Why do the tracks of his chariots delay?

Jg 5:29The wisest of her ladies answer her, / And she herself returns an answer to herself:

Jg 5:30Have they not found and divided the spoil? / A girl, two girls, to each mighty man. / The spoil of dyed garments to Sisera, / The spoil of dyed garments; / A dyed embroidery, two embroideries, / For the neck of the spoiler.

Jg 5:31May all Your enemies so perish, O Jehovah. / But may those who love Him be like the sun / When it rises in its might.
And the land had rest forty years.

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