The song of Deborah and Barak.
Judges 5:1 Then Debora and Barak the sonne of Abinoam sange the same day, saying: Judges 5:2 Prayse ye the Lord, for the auengyng of Israel, and for the people that became so willing. Judges 5:3 Heare O ye kinges, hearken O ye princes: I, euen I will syng vnto the Lord, I will prayse the Lord God of Israel. Judges 5:4 Lorde, whan thou wentest out of Seir, whan thou departedst out of the fielde of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heauens rayned, the cloudes also dropped water: Judges 5:5 The mountaynes melted before the Lord, euen as dyd Sinai before ye Lord God of Israel. Judges 5:6 In the dayes of Samgar the sonne of Anath, in the dayes of Iael, the hye wayes were vnoccupied, and the trauelers walked thorowe bye wayes. Judges 5:7 The inhabitants of the townes were gone, they were gone in Israel, vntyll I Debora came vp, which came vp a mother in Israel. Judges 5:8 They chose new goddes, and then had they the enemie in the gates: was there a shielde or speare seene among fourtie thousande of Israel? Judges 5:9 My heart loueth the gouerners of Israel, and them that are willyng among the people: O prayse ye the Lord. Judges 5:10 Speake ye that ryde on fayre asses, ye that dwell by Middin, and that walke by the wayes. Judges 5:11 For the noyse of the archers among the drawers of water ceassed, there shall they speake of the righteousnes of the Lorde, his righteousnesse in his vnfensed townes in Israel: Then shal the people of the Lorde go downe to the gates. Judges 5:12 Up Debora vp, get thee vp, and sing a song: Arise Barac, and leade thy captiuitie captiue, thou sonne of Abinoam. Judges 5:13 Then shall they that remayne, haue dominion of the proudest of the people: The Lord hath geuen me dominion ouer the mightie. Judges 5:14 Out of Ephraim was there a roote of them agaynst Amelek, and after thee Beniamin among thy people: Out of Machir came rulers, and out of Zabulon they that handell the penne of the writer. Judges 5:15 And of Isachar there were princes with Debora, and Isachar, and also Barak, he was sent on foote into the valley: for the diuisions of Ruben [were] great thoughtes of heart. Judges 5:16 Why abodest thou among the sheepe foldes, to heare the bleatinges of the flockes? for the diuisions of Ruben, were great thoughtes of heart. Judges 5:17 Gilead also abode beyonde Iordane: and why doth Dan remayne in shyppes? Aser cotinued on the sea shore, and taried in his decayed places. Judges 5:18 [But] the people of Zabulon haue ieoparde their lyues euen vnto the death, lyke as dyd Nephthalim in the hye places of the fielde. Judges 5:19 The kynges came and fought, then fought ye kynges of Chanaan in Thanach by the waters of Megiddo, and wan no money. Judges 5:20 They fought from heauen, euen the starres in their courses fought agaynst Sisara. Judges 5:21 The ryuer of Kison swept them away, that auncient ryuer the ryuer Kison: O my soule, thou hast marched valiauntly. Judges 5:22 Then were the horse hoofes smitten asunder by the meanes of the praunsings that their mightie men made. Judges 5:23 Curse ye the citie of Meros (sayd the angel of the Lord) curse the inhabitants therof: because they came not to helpe the Lord, to helpe the Lord against the mightie. Judges 5:24 Iael the wyfe of Haber the Kenite, shalbe blessed aboue other women, blessed shall she be aboue other women in the tent. Judges 5:25 He asked water, and she gaue him mylke, she brought foorth butter in a lordly dysshe. Judges 5:26 She put her hande to the nayle, & her ryght hande to the smythes hammer: with the hammer smote she Sisara, & smote his head, wounded him, and pearsed his temples. Judges 5:27 He bowed him downe at her feete, he fell downe, and lay styll: At her feete he bowed him selfe, & fell. And whe he had sunke downe, he lay there destroyed. Judges 5:28 The mother of Sisara loked out at a wyndowe, and cryed thorowe the lattesse: Why is his charret so long a commyng? Why tary the wheeles of his charettes? Judges 5:29 Al the wyse ladyes aunswered her, yea and her owne wordes aunswered her selfe. Judges 5:30 Surely they haue found, they deuide the spoyles, euery man hath a damsell or two: Sisara hath a pray of diuers couloured garmentes, euen a pray of rayment dyed with sundry colours, and that are made of nedle worke: rayment of diuers colours and of nedle worke on both sydes, which is meete for him that is chiefe in distributing of ye spoyles. Judges 5:31 So perishe all thine enemies, O Lord: But they that loue him, let them be as ye sunne whan he ryseth in his myght. And the lande had rest fourtie yeres.