After Ehud1 died, the Israelites once again did evil2 in the eyes of the LORD.3
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So the LORD sold them4 into the hands of Jabin, a king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor.5 The commander of his army was Sisera,6 who lived in Harosheth Haggoyim.
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Because he had nine hundred iron chariots7 and had cruelly oppressed8 the Israelites for twenty years, they cried to the LORD for help.
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Deborah,9 a prophetess,10 the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.
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She held court11 under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah12 and Bethel13 in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites came to her to have their disputes decided.
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She sent for Barak son of Abinoam14 from Kedesh15 in Naphtali and said to him, "The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: 'Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali16 and Zebulun17 and lead the way to Mount Tabor.18
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I will lure Sisera, the commander of Jabin's19 army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River20 and give him into your hands.21' "
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Barak said to her, "If you go with me, I will go; but if you don't go with me, I won't go."