5:1 Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,
5:2 For the leaders took the lead in Israel, For the people offered themselves willingly, Bless you+ Yahweh.
5:3 Hear, O you+ kings; give ear, O you+ princes; I, [even] I, will sing to Yahweh; I will sing praise to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
5:4 Yahweh, when you went forth out of Seir, When you marched out of the field of Edom, The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped, Yes, the clouds dropped water.
5:5 The mountains quaked at the presence of Yahweh, this Sinai at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
5:6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, In the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, And the travelers walked through byways.
5:7 The villagers ceased in Israel, they ceased, Until I Deborah arose, I arose a mother in Israel.
5:8 They chose new gods; Then there was war in the gates: Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, Who offered themselves willingly among the people: Bless+ Yahweh.
5:10 Tell [of it], you+ who ride on white donkeys, You+ who sit on rich carpets, And you+ who walk by the way.
5:11 Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, There they will rehearse the righteous acts of Yahweh, [Even] the righteous acts of his villagers in Israel. Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates.
5:12 Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, utter a song: Arise, Barak, and capture your captives, you son of Abinoam.
5:13 Then the survivor went down to the majestic ones, the people of Yahweh went down for me as warriors.
5:14 Out of Ephraim their root [is] in Amalek; After you, Benjamin among your peoples; Out of Machir came down governors, And out of Zebulun those who handle the marshal's staff.
5:15 And the princes in Issachar were with Deborah; As was Issachar, so was Barak; Into the valley they rushed forth at his feet. By the watercourses of Reuben, There were great resolves of heart.
5:16 Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, To hear the pipings for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben, There were great searchings of heart.
5:17 Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan: And Dan, why did he remain in ships? Asher sat still at the haven of the sea, And stayed by his creeks.
5:18 Zebulun was a people who jeopardized their souls to death, And Naphtali, on the high places of the field.
5:19 The kings came and fought; Then fought the kings of Canaan. In Taanach by the waters of Megiddo: They took no gain of silver.
5:20 From heaven fought the stars, From their courses they fought against Sisera.
5:21 The river Kishon swept them away, That ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.
5:22 Then the horsehoofs stamped By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
5:23 Curse+ Meroz, said the angel of Yahweh. Curse+ bitterly its inhabitants, Because they didn't come to the help of Yahweh, To the help of Yahweh against the mighty.
5:24 Blessed above women will Jael be, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed she will be above women in the tent.
5:25 He asked water, [and] she gave him milk; She brought him butter in a majestic dish.
5:26 She put her hand to the tent-pin, And her right hand to the workmen's hammer; And with the hammer she struck Sisera, she struck through his head; Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples.
5:27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay; At her feet he bowed, he fell; Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
5:28 Through the window she looked forth, and cried, The mother of Sisera [cried] through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots tarry?
5:29 Her wise ladies answered her, Yes, she returned answer to herself,
5:30 Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil? A womb, [even] two wombs for each chief [able-bodied] man. A spoil of dyed garments for Sisera. A spoil of embroidered dyed garments, [even] double embroidered dyed garments for the neck of the queen.
5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O Yahweh: But let those who love him be as the sun when he goes forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.
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