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1 In that day Debbora and Barac, son of Abinoem, sung, and said: 1 On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song:
2 O you of Israel, that have willingly offered your lives to danger, bless the Lord. 2 "When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves-- praise the LORD!
3 Hear, O ye kings, give ear, O ye princes: It is I, it is I, that will sing to the Lord, I will sing to the Lord, the God of Israel. 3 "Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I will sing to the LORD, I will sing; I will make music to the LORD, the God of Israel.
4 O Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, and passedst by the regions of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens and clouds dropped water. 4 "O LORD, when you went out from Seir, when you marched from the land of Edom, the earth shook, the heavens poured, the clouds poured down water.
5 The mountains melted before the face of the Lord, and Sinai before the face of the Lord the God of Israel. 5 The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.
6 In the days of Samgar, the son of Anath, in the days of Jahel, the paths rested: and they that went by them, walked through bye-ways. 6 "In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the roads were abandoned; travelers took to winding paths.
7 The valiant men ceased, and rested in Israel: until Debbora arose, a mother arose in Israel. 7 Village life in Israel ceased, ceased until I, Deborah, arose, arose a mother in Israel.
8 The Lord chose new wars, and he himself overthrew the gates of the enemies: a shield and spear was not seen among forty thousand of Israel. 8 When they chose new gods, war came to the city gates, and not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel.
9 My heart loveth the princes of Israel: O you, that of your own good will offered yourselves to danger, bless the Lord. 9 My heart is with Israel's princes, with the willing volunteers among the people. Praise the LORD!
10 Speak, you that ride upon fair asses, and you that sit in judgment, and walk in the way. 10 "You who ride on white donkeys, sitting on your saddle blankets, and you who walk along the road, consider
11 Where the chariots were dashed together, and the army of the enemies was choked, there let the justices of the Lord be rehearsed, and his clemency towards the brave men of Israel: then the people of the Lord went down to the gates, and obtained the sovereignty. 11 the voice of the singers at the watering places. They recite the righteous acts of the LORD, the righteous acts of his warriors in Israel. "Then the people of the LORD went down to the city gates.
12 Arise, arise, O Debbora, arise, arise, and utter a canticle. Arise, Barac, and take hold of thy captives, O son of Abinoem. 12 'Wake up, wake up, Deborah! Wake up, wake up, break out in song! Arise, O Barak! Take captive your captives, O son of Abinoam.'
13 The remnants of the people are saved, the Lord hath fought among the valiant ones. 13 "Then the men who were left came down to the nobles; the people of the LORD came to me with the mighty.
14 Out of Ephraim he destroyed them into Amalec, and after him out of Benjamin into thy people, O Amalec: Out of Machir there came down princes, and out of Zabulon they that led the army to fight. 14 Some came from Ephraim, whose roots were in Amalek; Benjamin was with the people who followed you. From Makir captains came down, from Zebulun those who bear a commander's staff.
15 The captains of Issachar were with Debbora, and followed the steps of Barac, who exposed himself to danger, as one going headlong, and into a pit. Ruben being divided against himself, there was found a strife of courageous men. 15 The princes of Issachar were with Deborah; yes, Issachar was with Barak, rushing after him into the valley. In the districts of Reuben there was much searching of heart.
16 Why dwellest thou between two borders, that thou mayst hear the bleatings of the flocks? Ruben being divided against himself, there was found a strife of courageous men. 16 Why did you stay among the campfires to hear the whistling for the flocks? In the districts of Reuben there was much searching of heart.
17 Galaad rested beyond the Jordan, and Dan applied himself to ships: Aser dwelt on the sea shore, and abode in the havens. 17 Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan. And Dan, why did he linger by the ships? Asher remained on the coast and stayed in his coves.
18 But Zabulon and Nephthali offered their lives to death in the region of Merome. 18 The people of Zebulun risked their very lives; so did Naphtali on the heights of the field.
19 The kings came and fought, the kings of Chanaan fought in Thanac, by the waters of Mageddo and yet they took no spoils. 19 "Kings came, they fought; the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo, but they carried off no silver, no plunder.
20 There was war made against them from heaven: the stars, remaining in their order and courses, fought against Sisara. 20 From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 The torrent of Cison dragged their carcasses, the torrent of Cadumim, the torrent of Cison: tread thou, my soul, upon the strong ones. 21 The river Kishon swept them away, the age-old river, the river Kishon. March on, my soul; be strong!
22 The hoofs of the horses were broken whilst the stoutest of the enemies fled amain, and fell headlong down. 22 Then thundered the horses' hoofs-- galloping, galloping go his mighty steeds.
23 Curse ye the land of Meroz, said the angel of the Lord: curse the inhabitants thereof, because they came not to the help of the Lord, to help his most valiant men. 23 'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of the LORD. 'Curse its people bitterly, because they did not come to help the LORD, to help the LORD against the mighty.'
24 Blessed among women be Jahel, the wife of Haber the Cinite, and blessed be she in her tent. 24 "Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.
25 He asked her water, and she gave him milk, and offered him butter in a dish fit for princes. 25 He asked for water, and she gave him milk; in a bowl fit for nobles she brought him curdled milk.
26 She put her left hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workman’s hammer, and she struck Sisara, seeking in his head a place for the wound, and strongly piercing through his temples. 26 Her hand reached for the tent peg, her right hand for the workman's hammer. She struck Sisera, she crushed his head, she shattered and pierced his temple.
27 Between her feet he fell: he fainted, and he died: he rolled before her feet, and there he lay lifeless and wretched. 27 At her feet he sank, he fell; there he lay. At her feet he sank, he fell; where he sank, there he fell--dead.
28 His mother looked out at a window, and howled: and she spoke from the dining room: Why is his chariot so long in coming back? Why are the feet of his horses so slow? 28 "Through the window peered Sisera's mother; behind the lattice she cried out, 'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why is the clatter of his chariots delayed?'
29 One that was wiser than the rest of his wives, returned this answer to her mother in law: 29 The wisest of her ladies answer her; indeed, she keeps saying to herself,
30 Perhaps he is now dividing the spoils, and the fairest of the women is chosen out for him: garments of divers colours are given to Sisara for his prey, and furniture of different kinds is heaped together to adorn necks. 30 'Are they not finding and dividing the spoils: a girl or two for each man, colorful garments as plunder for Sisera, colorful garments embroidered, highly embroidered garments for my neck-- all this as plunder?'
31 So let all thy enemies perish, O Lord: but let them that love thee shine, as the sun shineth in his rising. (5-32) And the land rested for forty years. 31 "So may all your enemies perish, O LORD! But may they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength." Then the land had peace forty years.