Judges 5
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The Song of Deborah and Barak
(Exodus 15:1–21)

1And Deborah will sing, and Barak, son of Abinoam, in that day, saying,

2In the leading on of the leaders in Israel, In the willingness of the people, praise ye Jehovah.

3Hear, ye kings; give ear ye princes; I, to Jehovah, will I sing; I will play to Jehovah, God of Israel.

4Jehovah, in thy going forth from Seir, In thy ascending from the field of Edom, The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped, Also the clouds dropped water.

5The mountains flowed from before Jehovah, This Sinai from before Jehovah, the God of Israel.

6In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, In the days of Jael, they left the ways; They went the by-ways; they will go the winding ways.

7The rulers ceased in Israel: they ceased Till I, Deborah, arose: I arose a mother in Israel.

8He will choose new gods; Then war in the gates: If a shield was seen, and a lance, Among forty thousand in Israel.

9My heart to the leaders of Israel, Those giving voluntarily among the people: Praise ye Jehovah.

10Ye riding upon white asses, Sitting upon jurisdiction, And going upon the way, speak ye.

11From the voice of arrows between the watering-troughs, There will they give the justices of Jehovah, The justices of his rule in Israel: Then will the people of Jehovah go down to the gates.

12Awake, awake! Deborah; Awake, awake! speak a song: Arise, Barak, and lead captive, thy captivity, son of Abinoam.

13Then the one left shall go down to the chiefs of the people: Jehovah will come down to me among the mighty.

14The fate of Ephraim uprooted them in Amalek; After thee, Benjamin, among thy tribes; From Machir the lawgivers came down, And from Zebulon they drawing with the rod of the scribe.

15And the chiefs in Issachar with Deborah; And Issachar, so Barak: In the valley sent he, upon his feet. In the divisions of Reuben, Great decrees of heart.

16Wherefore didst thou dwell in the midst of the folds, To hear the pipings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben, great searching's of heart.

17In Gilead beyond Jordan he dwelt; And Dan, wherefore will he sojourn in ships? Asher will dwell by the shore of the seas, And upon his harbors will he dwell.

18Zebulon a people reproached his soul to death, And Naphtali upon the heights of the field.

19Kings came: they fought: Then fought the kings of Canaan, Tanach, upon the water of Megiddo: Plunder of silver took they not.

20From the heavens they fought; The stars from their raised ways fought with Sisera.

21The torrent Kishon snatched them away The torrent of ancient days, the torrent of Kishon. Thou wilt tread down strength, O my soul.

22Then were the horse heels smitten From the courses, the courses of his strong ones.

23Curse ye Meroz, said the messenger of Jehovah: Cursing, curse ye her inhabitants; For they came not to the help of Jehovah To the help of Jehovah against the mighty ones.

24Blessed shall be Jael above women, The wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent shall she be blessed.

25He asked water, she gave milk; In a prince's dish brought she curdled milk.

26Her hand to the peg will she stretch forth, And her right hand to the hammer of labor, And she struck Sisera; she smote through his head, And she crushed and pierced through his temples.

27Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: Between her feet he bowed, he fell: Where he bowed, there he fell, destroyed.

28Through the window she looked forth and cried out, The mother of Sisera, through the lattice Why did his chariot delay to come? Why lingered the paces of his chariots?

29Her wise chiefs will answer, Surely, will she turn back words to herself,

30Will they not find? They will divide the spoil; He compassionated compassions to head of man; The spoil of dyed garments to Sisera, A spoil of dyed garments of variegation, Dyed of double variegation for the necks of the spoil.

31So shall all thine enemies perish, O Jehovah: And those loving him, as the going forth of the sun in his strength. And the land will rest forty years.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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