11Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoamsang on that day, saying,
"2That athe leadersled in Israel, That 3the peoplevolunteered, Bless the LORD !
3"Hear, O kings ; giveear, O rulers ! 4I-to the LORD, I will sing, I will singpraise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
"5LORD, when You went out from Seir, When You marched from the field of Edom, 6The earthquaked, the heavensalsodripped, Even the cloudsdrippedwater.
"7The mountainsbquaked at the presence of the LORD, 8ThisSinai, at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
"In the days of 9Shamgar the son of Anath, In the days of 10Jael, the highwayscwere deserted, And travelersdwent by eroundaboutways.
"The peasantryceased, they ceased in Israel, Until I, Deborah, arose, Until I arose, a mother in Israel.
"11Newgods were chosen ; Thenwar was in the gates. Not a shield or a spear was seen Among fortythousand in Israel.
"My heart goes out to 12the commanders of Israel, The volunteers among the people ; Bless the LORD !
"13You who ride on fwhitedonkeys, You who sit on rich carpets, And you who travel on the road -gsing !
"At the sound of those who divide flocks among14the wateringplaces, There they shall recount15the righteousdeeds of the LORD, The righteousdeeds for His hpeasantry in Israel. Then the people of the LORDwentdown16to the gates.
"17Awake, awake, Deborah ; Awake, awake, ising a song ! Arise, Barak, and 18take away your captives, O son of Abinoam.
13"Thensurvivorscamedown to the nobles ; The people of the LORDcamedown to me as warriors.
"From Ephraim those whose root is 19in Amalek came down, Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples ; From Machircommanderscamedown, And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of joffice.
"And the kprinces of Issachar were with Deborah ; As was Issachar, so was Barak ; Into the valley they rushed20at his lheels ; Among the divisions of Reuben There were greatresolves of heart.
16"Why did you sitamong21the msheepfolds, To hear the piping for the flocks ? Among the divisions of Reuben There were greatsearchings of heart.
"22Gileadnremainedacross the Jordan ; And why did Danstay in ships ? Ashersat at the seashore , And oremained by its landings.
"23Zebulun was a people who despised their lives even to death, And Naphtali also, on the highplaces of the field.
"24The kingscame and fought ; Thenfought the kings of Canaan25At Taanachnear the waters of Megiddo ; 26They tooknoplunder in silver.
"27The starsfought from heaven, From their courses they foughtagainstSisera.
"The torrent of Kishonswept them away, The ancienttorrent, the torrentKishon. 28O my soul, march on with strength.
"29Then the horses'hoofsbeat From the dashing, the dashing of his pvaliantsteeds.
23'CurseMeroz,' said the angel of the LORD, 'Utterlycurse its inhabitants ; 30Because they did not come to the help of the LORD, To the help of the LORD against the warriors.'
"31Most blessed of women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite ; Most blessed is she of women in the tent.
"He asked for water and she gave him milk ; In a magnificentbowl she brought him curds.
"She reached out her hand for the tentpeg, And her righthand for the workmen'shammer. Then she struckSisera, she smashed his head ; And she shattered and pierced his temple.
27"Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay ; Between her feet he bowed, he fell ; Where he bowed, there he fellqdead.
"Out of the window she looked and lamented, The mother of Siserathrough the rlattice, 'Why does his chariotdelay in coming ? Why do the shoofbeats of his chariotstarry ?'
"Her wiseprincesses would answer her, Indeed she repeats her words to herself,
'32Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil ? A maiden, two maidens for everywarrior ; To Sisera a spoil of dyedwork, A spoil of dyedworkembroidered, Dyedwork of double embroidery on the tneck of the spoiler ?'
"33Thus let all Your enemiesperish, O LORD ; 34But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might." And the land was undisturbed for fortyyears.