5 Then asang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
2 Praise ye the Lord for the bavenging of Israel,
cWhen the people willingly offered themselves.
3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye dprinces;
I, even I, will sing unto the Lord;
I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
4 Lord, eWhen thou wentest out of Seir,
fWhen thou marchedst out of the field of Edom,
gThe earth trembled, and the heavens dropped,
The clouds also dropped water.
Even that iSinai from before the Lord God of Israel.
6 In the days of jShamgar the son of Anath,
7 The inhabitants of the mvillages ceased, they ceased in Israel,
Until that I Deborah arose,
That I arose a mother in Israel.
8 They nchose new gods;
Then was war in the gates:
oWas there a shield or spear seen
Among forty thousand in Israel?
That poffered themselves willingly among the people.
Bless ye the Lord.
rYe that sit in judgment,
And walk by the way.
11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in sthe places of drawing water,
There shall they rehearse the †righteous acts of the Lord,
Then shall the people of the Lord go down to the gates.
12 tAwake, awake, Deborah:
Awake, awake, utter a song:
And ulead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
13 Then he made him that remaineth xhave dominion over the nobles among the people:
The Lord made me have dominion over the mighty.
After thee, Benjamin, among thy people;
And out of Zebulun they that †handle the pen of the writer.
Even Issachar, and also cBarak:
He was sent on †foot into the valley.
16 Why abodest thou among the dsheepfolds,
||For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
17 gGilead abode beyond Jordan:
And why did hDan remain in ships?
And abode in his ||breaches.
In the high places of the field.
Then fought the kings of Canaan
mThey took no gain of money.
The stars in their †courses fought against Sisera.
21 The nriver of Kishon swept them away,
That ancient river, the river Kishon.
O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
22 Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the ||pransings,
The pransings of their omighty ones.
Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof;
To the help of the Lord against the mighty.
24 Blessed above women shall rJael the wife of Heber the Kenite be,
Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
25 sHe asked water, and she gave him milk;
She brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
26 tShe put her hand to the nail,
And her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;
And †with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head,
When she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
27 †At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down:
†At her feet he bowed, he fell:
Where he bowed, there he fell down †dead.
28 The mother of Sisera ulooked out at a window,
And cried wthrough the lattice,
Why is his chariot so xlong in coming?
Why tarry the wheels of his chariots?
Yea, she returned †answer to herself,
30 Have they not sped? have they not ydivided the prey;
†To every man a damsel or two;
To Sisera a prey of divers colours,
A prey of divers colours of needlework,
Of divers colours of needlework on both sides,
Meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
31 zSo let all thine enemies perish, O Lord:
And cthe land had rest forty years.
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