Parallel Bible results for Judges 5

New Century Version

New International Version

Judges 5

NCV 1 On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song: NIV 1 On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song: NCV 2 "The leaders led Israel. The people volunteered to go to battle. NIV 2 "When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves-- praise the LORD! NCV 3 Listen, kings. Pay attention, rulers! I myself will sing to the Lord. I will make music to the Lord, the God of Israel. NIV 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. NCV 4 "Lord, when you came from Edom, when you marched from the land of Edom, the earth shook, the skies rained, and the clouds dropped water. NIV 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. NCV 5 The mountains shook before the Lord, the God of Mount Sinai, before the Lord, the God of Israel! NIV 5 The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel. NCV 6 "In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the main roads were empty. Travelers went on the back roads. NIV 6 "In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the roads were abandoned; travelers took to winding paths. NCV 7 There were no warriors in Israel until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose to be a mother to Israel. NIV 7 Village life in Israel ceased, ceased until I, Deborah, arose, arose a mother in Israel. NCV 8 At that time they chose to follow new gods. Because of this, enemies fought us at our city gates. No one could find a shield or a spear among the forty thousand people of Israel. NIV 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. NCV 9 My heart is with the commanders of Israel. They volunteered freely from among the people. NIV 9 My heart is with Israel's princes, with the willing volunteers among the people. Praise the LORD! NCV 10 "You who ride on white donkeys and sit on saddle blankets, and you who walk along the road, listen! NIV 10 "You who ride on white donkeys, sitting on your saddle blankets, and you who walk along the road, consider NCV 11 Listen to the sound of the singers at the watering holes. There they tell about the victories of the Lord, the victories of the Lord's warriors in Israel. Then the Lord's people went down to the city gates. NIV 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. NCV 12 "Wake up, wake up, Deborah! Wake up, wake up, sing a song! Get up, Barak! Go capture your enemies, son of Abinoam! NIV 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.' NCV 13 "Then those who were left came down to the important leaders. The Lord's people came down to me with strong men. NIV 13 "Then the men who were left came down to the nobles; the people of the LORD came to me with the mighty. NCV 14 They came from Ephraim in the mountains of Amalek. Benjamin was among the people who followed you. From the family group of Makir, the commanders came down. And from Zebulun came those who lead. NIV 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. NCV 15 The princes of Issachar were with Deborah. and followed him into the valley. about what they would do. NIV 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. NCV 16 Why did you stay by the sheepfold? Was it to hear the music played for your sheep? about what they would do. NIV 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. NCV 17 The people of Gilead stayed east of the Jordan River. People of Dan, why did you stay by the ships? The people of Asher stayed at the seashore, at their safe harbors. NIV 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. NCV 18 But the people of Zebulun risked their lives, as did the people of Naphtali on the battlefield. NIV 18 The people of Zebulun risked their very lives; so did Naphtali on the heights of the field. NCV 19 "The kings came, and they fought. at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo. But they took away no silver or possessions of Israel. NIV 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. NCV 20 The stars fought from heaven; from their paths, they fought Sisera. NIV 20 From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera. NCV 21 The Kishon River swept Sisera's men away, that old river, the Kishon River. March on, my soul, with strength! NIV 21 The river Kishon swept them away, the age-old river, the river Kishon. March on, my soul; be strong! NCV 22 Then the horses' hoofs beat the ground. Galloping, galloping go Sisera's mighty horses. NIV 22 Then thundered the horses' hoofs-- galloping, galloping go his mighty steeds. NCV 23 'May the town of Meroz be cursed,' said the angel of the Lord. 'Bitterly curse its people, because they did not come to help the Lord. They did not fight the strong enemy.' NIV 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.' NCV 24 "May Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, be blessed above all women who live in tents. NIV 24 "Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women. NCV 25 Sisera asked for water, but Jael gave him milk. In a bowl fit for a ruler, she brought him cream. NIV 25 He asked for water, and she gave him milk; in a bowl fit for nobles she brought him curdled milk. NCV 26 Jael reached out and took the tent peg. Her right hand reached for the workman's hammer. She crushed and pierced the side of his head! NIV 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. NCV 27 At Jael's feet he sank. He fell, and he lay there. At her feet he sank. He fell. Where Sisera sank, there he fell, dead! NIV 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. NCV 28 "Sisera's mother looked out through the window. She looked through the curtains and cried out, 'Why is Sisera's chariot so late in coming? Why are sounds of his chariots' horses delayed?' NIV 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?' NCV 29 The wisest of her servant ladies answer her, and Sisera's mother says to herself, NIV 29 The wisest of her ladies answer her; indeed, she keeps saying to herself, NCV 30 'Surely they are robbing the people they defeated! Surely they are dividing those things among themselves! Each soldier is given a girl or two. Maybe Sisera is taking pieces of dyed cloth. Maybe they are even taking pieces of dyed, embroidered cloth for the necks of the victors!' NIV 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?' NCV 31 "Let all your enemies die this way, Lord! But let all the people who love you be as strong as the rising sun!" Then there was peace in the land for forty years. NIV 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.