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Judges 4:12-22 (New International Version)

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12 When they told Sisera that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor,1 13 Sisera gathered together his nine hundred iron chariots2 and all the men with him, from Harosheth Haggoyim to the Kishon River.3 14 Then Deborah said to Barak, "Go! This is the day the LORD has given Sisera into your hands.4 Has not the LORD gone ahead5 of you?" So Barak went down Mount Tabor, followed by ten thousand men. 15 At Barak's advance, the LORD routed6 Sisera and all his chariots and army by the sword, and Sisera abandoned his chariot and fled on foot. 16 But Barak pursued the chariots and army as far as Harosheth Haggoyim. All the troops of Sisera fell by the sword; not a man was left.7 17 Sisera, however, fled on foot to the tent of Jael,8 the wife of Heber the Kenite,9 because there were friendly relations between Jabin king of Hazor10 and the clan of Heber the Kenite. 18 Jael11 went out to meet Sisera and said to him, "Come, my Lord, come right in. Don't be afraid." So he entered her tent, and she put a covering over him. 19 "I'm thirsty," he said. "Please give me some water." She opened a skin of milk,12 gave him a drink, and covered him up. 20 "Stand in the doorway of the tent," he told her. "If someone comes by and asks you, 'Is anyone here?' say 'No.' " 21 But Jael,13 Heber's wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep,14 exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.15 22 Barak came by in pursuit of Sisera, and Jael16 went out to meet him. "Come," she said, "I will show you the man you're looking for." So he went in with her, and there lay Sisera with the tent peg through his temple--dead.17
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