Then sangDeborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day,saying ,
2Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.
3Hear , O ye kings; give ear , O ye princes ; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORDGod of Israel.4LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earthtrembled , and the heavensdropped , the clouds also droppedwater.5
The mountainsmelteda from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORDGod of Israel.6
In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied , and the travellersbwalked through byways .
The inhabitants of the villagesceased , they ceased in Israel, until that I Deboraharose , that I arose a mother in Israel.8
They chosenewgods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spearseen among fortythousand in Israel?9
My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people.Bless ye the LORD.10Speak ,c ye that ride on whiteasses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.11
They that are delivered 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 toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates.12Awake , awake , Deborah:awake , awake , utter a song:arise , Barak, and lead thy captivitycaptive , thou son of Abinoam.13
Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.14
Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek;after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came downgovernors , and out of Zebulun they that handled the pen of the writer .
And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foote into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were greatthoughts of heart.16
Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were greatsearchings of heart.17GileadabodebeyondJordan: and why did Danremain in ships?Ashercontinued on the seashore,f and abode in his breaches.18Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeopardedg their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.19
The kingscame and fought , then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.20
They fought from heaven; the stars in their courseshfought against Sisera.21
The river of Kishon swept them away , that ancientriver, the riverKishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden downstrength.22
Then were the horsehoofsbroken by the means of the pransings,i the pransings of their mighty ones.23Curse ye Meroz,said the angel of the LORD,curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.24Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.25
He askedwater, and she gave him milk; she brought forthbutter in a lordlydish.26
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen'shammer; and with the hammer she smoteSisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.27
At her feet he bowed , he fell , he lay down : at her feet he bowed , he fell : where he bowed , there he fell downdead .
The mother of Siseralooked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming ? why tarry the wheels of his chariots?29
Her wiseladiesanswered her, yea, she returnedanswerj to herself,
Have they not sped ? have they not divided the prey; to everykman a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?31
So let all thine enemiesperish , O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had restfortyyears.