The song of Deborah and Barak.
Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak, the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying, Judges 5:2 For that leaders led in Israel, For that the people willingly offered themselves, Bless Jehovah! Judges 5:3 Hear, ye kings; give ear, ye princes, I, [even] I, will sing to Jehovah; I will hymn to Jehovah the God of Israel. Judges 5:4 Jehovah, when thou wentest forth from Seir, When thou marchedst out of the fields of Edom, The earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, Yea, the clouds dropped water. Judges 5:5 The mountains quaked before the face of Jehovah, That Sinai, from before Jehovah the God of Israel. Judges 5:6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, The roads were unused, and the travellers on highways went by crooked paths. Judges 5:7 The villages ceased in Israel, Ceased until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel. Judges 5:8 They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel? Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Jehovah! Judges 5:10 Ye that ride on white she-asses, ye that sit on carpets, and ye that walk by the way, consider. Judges 5:11 Because of the voice of those who divide [the spoil] in the midst of the places of drawing water; There they rehearse the righteous acts of Jehovah, His righteous acts toward his villages in Israel. Then the people of Jehovah went down to the gates. Judges 5:12 Awake, awake, Deborah! awake, awake, utter a song! Arise, Barak, and lead captive thy captives, thou son of Abinoam! Judges 5:13 Then come down, thou, the remnant of nobles, [as his] people; Jehovah! come down with me in the midst of the mighty ones. Judges 5:14 Out of Ephraim [came] those whose root was in Amalek; After thee was Benjamin among thy peoples. Out of Machir came down governors, And out of Zebulun they that handled the staff of the ruler. Judges 5:15 And the princes in Issachar were with Deborah; And Issachar, like Barak; They were sent into the valley at his feet. In the divisions of Reuben there were great resolves of heart! Judges 5:16 Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, To hear the bleating of the flocks? In the divisions of Reuben there were great deliberations of heart! Judges 5:17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan; And Dan, why did he remain in ships? Asher sat on the sea-shore, And abode in his creeks. Judges 5:18 Zebulun is a people [that] jeoparded their lives unto death, Naphtali also, on the high places of the field. Judges 5:19 Kings came,they fought; Then fought the kings of Canaan; At Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo; They took no spoil of silver. Judges 5:20 From heaven was the fight; The stars from their courses fought with Sisera. Judges 5:21 The torrent of Kishon swept them away, That ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. My soul, thou hast trodden down strength! Judges 5:22 Then did the horse-hoofs clatter with the coursings, The coursings of their steeds. Judges 5:23 Curse Meroz, saith the Angel of Jehovah; Curse, curse the inhabitants thereof; For they came not to the help of Jehovah, To the help of Jehovah among the mighty. Judges 5:24 Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, Blessed above women in the tent! Judges 5:25 He asked water, she gave milk; In the nobles' bowl she brought forth cream. Judges 5:26 She put her hand to the tent-pin, And her right hand to the workmen's hammer; And she smote Sisera, she struck through his head, Shattered and pierced through his temples. Judges 5:27 Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: Between her feet he bowed, he fell; Where he bowed, there he fell, overcome. Judges 5:28 Them other of Sisera looketh out at the window, And crieth through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the trampings of his chariots? Judges 5:29 The wise amongst her ladies answer [her], Yea, she returneth answer to herself, Judges 5:30 Have they not found, divided the booty, A damsel, two damsels, to each? A booty of dyed stuffs for Sisera, A booty of dyed stuffs of embroidery, Dyed stuff of double embroidery for the neck of a spoiler? Judges 5:31 So let all thine enemies perish, Jehovah! But let them that love him be as the rising of the sun in its might. And the land had rest forty years.