Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JUDGES 5\\

This chapter contains a song of praise on account of the victories
obtained over Jabin, and his kingdom; after an exhortation to praise is
given, and kings excited to attend to it, the majestic appearance of
God at Seir, on Sinai, is observed, to raise in the mind a divine
veneration of him, \\#Jud 5:1-5\\; then the miserable state and condition
Israel was in before these victories, and therefore had the more reason
to be thankful, \\#Jud 5:6-8\\; the governors, and judges, and the people
that were delivered, together with Deborah and Barak, are stirred up to
rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord, and bless his name,
\\#Jud 5:9-13\\; and those who willingly engaged in the war are praised,
and such who were negligent reproved, and some even cursed,
\\#Jud 5:14-23\\; but Jael, Heber's wife, is particularly commended for
her exploit in slaying Sisera, \\#Jud 5:24-27\\; and the mother of
Sisera, and her ladies, are represented as wondering at his long delay,
and as assured of his having got the victory, \\#Jud 5:28-30\\; and the
song is concluded with a prayer for the destruction, of the enemies of
the Lord, and for the happiness and glory of them that love him,
\\#Jud 5:31\\.