The song of Deborah and Barak.
Judges 5:1 Then Debora & Barak the sonne of Abinoam, sange the same day: saying. Judges 5:2 Prayse the Lorde in them þt were wyllyng whyle other sate stylle in Israel. Judges 5:3 Heare kynges Lordes, I wyl synge, and geue prayse vnto the Lorde God, of Israell. Judges 5:4 Lorde when thou departedest out of Seir and camest from the feldes of Edom, þe earth trembled, and the heauen rayned, & þe cloudes dropped water: Judges 5:5 the mountaynes mealted before the Lorde, euen mounte Sinai before the Lorde God of Israel. Judges 5:6 In the dayes of Samgar the sonne of Anath and in the dayes of Iael, the hye wayes were vnoccupyed. And they that walked by pathes, went by wayes that fet compases aboute. Judges 5:7 The vyllages were vnenhabyted in Israell, were vnenhabyted, vntyl I Debora arose vntyll I arose a mother in Israell. Judges 5:8 God chose new fashyons of warre, for when they had warre at theyr gates: there was not sene amonge fourtye thousande, eyther shyld or spere in Israel. Judges 5:9 Myne hert loueth þe maynteners of the lawe in Israell, þt are wyllynge amonge the people. Blesse the Lorde Judges 5:10 ye that ryde on goodly Asses, and sitte in iudgement. And ye that walcke by the wayes make dytyes. Judges 5:11 How the archers dyd crye, where men draw water, there shall they tell of the iustice of the Lorde, and of the iustyce of his vplandyshe folcke in Israel. And then the people of the Lorde went doune vnto the gates. Judges 5:12 Vp vp Debora, vp vp and synge a songe, vp Barak, & take thy praye, thou sonne of Abinoam. Judges 5:13 Then they that had escaped, raygned ouer the proudest of the people: The Lorde raygneth ouer the stronge. Judges 5:14 Ephraim was the fyrst agaynst Amaleck, And after them BenIamin, among the people. Of Machir came learned men in the lawe, and of Zabulon that well coulde drawe with the penne of a scrybe. Judges 5:15 The Lordes of Isakar were wyth Debora. And as Barak, euen so was Isacar sente into the valeye a fote. But in the diuisions of Ruben, were great ymagynacyons of hert. Judges 5:16 Wherfore abodest thou amonge the shepe foldes, to heare the bleatynges of the flockes. In the deuysions of Ruben, greate were the ymaginacions of herte. Judges 5:17 Galaad abode on the other syde Iordan, and why taryed dan in shyppes. And Aser sate in the heauens of the sea, and abode styll in hys owne rostes. Judges 5:18 But Zabulon is a people that put theyr lyues in ieopardye of deathe, and Nephtalim in lyke maner, euen vnto the toppe of the feldes Judges 5:19 Kinges came and fought. Then fought the Kyng of Canaan at Thanach, vpon the water of Magedo. But the syluer that they coueted, they caryed not awaye. Judges 5:20 From heauen came battell: for the sterres beynge in theyr course, fought agaynst Sisara. Judges 5:21 The ryuer of Kison caught them awaye: that auncyent ryuer the ryuer Kyson. My soule: treade thou the myghtye vnder fote. Judges 5:22 Then they malled the horsses legges, þt theyr myghtye coursers lefte praunsyng. Judges 5:23 Curse Meroz bad the angell of the Lorde Curse, Curse the enhabytours therof because they came not forth to helpe the Lorde, to help the Lorde amonge the myghtye. Judges 5:24 Blessed be Iael the wyfe of Haber the kenyte, aboue other women: aboue other wemen blessed be se in the tente. Judges 5:25 He asked water, but she gaue him mylcke, and brought butter in a goodlye dyshe. Judges 5:26 She caught a nayle in her lefte hande, and a workynge hammer in her ryght, and nayled Sisara and wounded hys head and pearced & went thorowe hys temples. Judges 5:27 Betwene her fete he bowed hym self, fell doune and laye styll: Betwene her fete he bowed hym selfe, and fell. And whether he bowed hym selfe, thyther he felle brought to nought. Judges 5:28 Thorow a wyndow loked Sisaras mother and howled thorow a lattesse, why abydeth his charet so long, that it cometh not, why tarye the wheles of his waggans? Judges 5:29 The wyseste of her ladyes answered her: yea & she answered her owne wordes her self Judges 5:30 haply they haue found, & deuyde the spoyle: A mayde, ye two maydes for a pece: a spoyle of diuerse colours for Sisara, a spoyle of dyuerse coloures wyth brodered workes, dyuerse coloured browdered workes for þe necke for a praye. Judges 5:31 So perysh all thyne enemyes Lord: but they that loue þe, let them be as the sunne rysyng in his might. And the lande had reste fourthye yeares.