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Judges 5 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 Then sang Devorah and Barak the son of Avino`am on that day, saying, 2 For that the leaders took the lead in Yisra'el, For that the people offered themselves willingly, Bless you the LORD. 3 Hear, you kings; give ear, you princes; I, [even] I, will sing to the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Yisra'el. 4 LORD, when you went forth out of Se`ir, When you marched out of the field of Edom, The eretz trembled, the sky also dropped, Yes, the clouds dropped water. 5 The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, Even Sinai at the presence of the LORD, the God of Yisra'el. 6 In the days of Shamgar the son of `Anat, In the days of Ya`el, the highways were unoccupied, The travelers walked through byways. 7 The rulers ceased in Yisra'el, they ceased, Until that I Devorah arose, That I arose a mother in Yisra'el. 8 They chose new gods; Then was war in the gates: Was there a shield or spear seen Among forty thousand in Yisra'el? 9 My heart is toward the governors of Yisra'el, Who offered themselves willingly among the people: Bless you the LORD. 10 Tell [of it], you who ride on white donkeys, You who sit on rich carpets, You who walk by the way. 11 Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, There shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, [Even] the righteous acts of his rule in Yisra'el. Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates. 12 Awake, awake, Devorah; Awake, awake, utter a song: Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Avino`am. 13 Then came down a remnant of the nobles [and] the people; The LORD came down for me against the mighty. 14 Out of Efrayim [came down] they whose root is in `Amalek; After you, Binyamin, among your peoples; Out of Makhir came down governors, Out of Zevulun those who handle the marshal's staff. 15 The princes of Yissakhar were with Devorah; As was Yissakhar, so was Barak; Into the valley they rushed forth at his feet. By the watercourses of Re'uven There were great resolves of heart. 16 Why sat you among the sheepfolds, To hear the whistling for the flocks? At the watercourses of Re'uven There were great searchings of heart. 17 Gil`ad abode beyond the Yarden: Dan, why did he remain in ships? Asher sat still at the haven of the sea, Abode by his creeks. 18 Zevulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the death, Naftali, on the high places of the field. 19 The kings came and fought; Then fought the kings of Kana`an. In Ta`nakh by the waters of Megiddo: They took no gain of money. 20 From the sky the stars fought, From their courses they fought against Sisera. 21 The river Kishon swept them away, That ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength. 22 Then did the horse hoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones. 23 Curse you Meroz, said the angel of the LORD. Curse you bitterly the inhabitants of it, Because they didn't come to the help of the LORD, To the help of the LORD against the mighty. 24 Blessed above women shall Ya`el be, The wife of Hever the Keni; Blessed shall she be above women in the tent. 25 He asked water, [and] she gave him milk; She brought him butter in a lordly dish. 26 She put her hand to the tent-pin, Her right hand to the workmen's hammer; With the hammer she struck Sisera, she struck through his head; Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples. 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. 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 wait? 29 Her wise ladies answered her, Yes, she returned answer to herself, 30 Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil? A lady, two ladies to every man; To Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, A spoil of dyed garments embroidered, Of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil? 31 So let all your enemies perish, LORD: But let those who love him be as the sun when he goes forth in his might. The land had rest forty years.
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