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5 And Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang on that day:
when the people willingly offer themselves,
I will sing to Yahweh;
I will sing praise to Yahweh,
the God of Israel.
when you marched from the region of Edom,
the earth trembled, the heavens poured down,
the clouds poured down water.
5 The mountains trembleda before Yahweh,
this Sinai, at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
in the days of Jael, the caravans had ceased,
7 The warriorsd ceased;
they failed to appear in Israel,
until I,e Deborah, arose;
If arose as a mother in Israel.
8 God chose new leaders,g
then war was at the gates;
a small shield or a spear was not seen
among forty thousand in Israel.
those offering themselves willingly among the people;
those sitting on saddle blankets,
and those going on the way, talk about it!
11 At the sound of those dividingh the sheep
among the watering places,
there they will recount the righteous deeds of Yahweh,
the righteous deeds for his warriorsi in Israel.
Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates.
Wake up, wake up, sing a song!
Get up, Barak!
Take captive your captives, O son of Abinoam.
the people of Yahweh went down for himj against the mighty.
after you, Benjamin, with your family;
from Makir the commanders went down,
and from Zebulun those carrying the scepter
of the military commander.
15 And the chiefsk in Issachar were with Deborah;
and Issachar likewise was with Barak;
into the valley ⌊he was sent to get him from behind⌋.l
Among the clans of Reuben
were great ⌊decisions of the heart⌋.m
to hear the calling sounds of the herds?
For the clans of Reuben,
there were great searchings of the heart.
17 Gilead has remainedn beyond the Jordan.
Why did Dan dwell as a foreigner with ships?
Asher sat at the coast of the waters,
and by his coves he has been settling down.
and Naphtali, on the heights of the field.
then the kings of Canaan fought;
at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo,
they got no plunder in silver.
from their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 The wadio torrent of Kishon swept them away,
the raging wadi torrent,
the wadi torrent of Kishon.
March on, my soul, with strength!
because of galloping, galloping of his stallions.
‘curse bitterly its inhabitants,
because they did not come to the help of Yahweh,
to the help of Yahweh against the mighty.’
the wife of Heber the Kenite;
most blessed is she of women among tent dwellers.
in a drinking bowl for nobles, she brought curds.
and her right hand for the workman’s hammer;
and she struck Sisera, crushed his head,
and she shattered and pierced his temple.
Between her feet he sank down, he fell;
Where he sank down, there he fell—⌊dead⌋.p
the mother of Sisera cried out through the lattice,
‘Why is his chariot delayed in coming?
Why do the hoof beatsq of his chariot tarry?’
she also answers the question herself:
⌊A bedmate or two bedmates for every man⌋;r
colorful garments for Sisera,
plunder of colorful garments,s
beautifully finished colorful garments,
on the neck of the plunderer?’
but those who love him are like the rising sun at its brightest.”
And the land had rest for forty years.
Literally “the ones walking on the paths”
Literally “they went on the crooked roads”
Others interpret this word as referring to the “rural dwellers”
ESV, NRSV translate “when new gods were chosen”
Meaning uncertain; other translations have “archers” (Tanakh), “musicians” (ESV, NRSV) or “singers” (NIV, HCSB)
Hebrew “my chiefs”; ancient translations read “the chiefs”
Literally “he was sent at his feet”
Or “thoughts of the heart”
A valley that is dry most of the year, but contains a stream during the rainy season
Literally “a womb, two wombs for head of every man”
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