And I will draw unto thee
Which are the words of the Lord by Deborah, as are the preceding, signifying, that by the secret and powerful influence of his providence he would so order things, and the circumstances of them; and so powerfully operate on the mind and heart of the Canaanitish general as to engage him to come
to the river Kishon, Sisera the captain of Jabin's army,
chariots, and his multitude;
called the ancient river, the river Kishon, ( Judges 5:21 ) . According to Mr. Maundrell F3, the fountain of it was near the valley, at the bottom of Mount Tabor, where Barak was to have his army in readiness to attack Sisera; and which river, according to the same traveller F4 cuts his way down the middle of the plain of and then continuing his course close by the side of Mount Carmel, falls into the sea at a place called with which agrees the account of Mr. Sandys F5, says it flows from the mountains of Tabor and Hermon, and, gliding by the north skirts of Carmel, discharges itself into the sea. This river is supposed to be the Chorsaeus of Ptolemy F6: hither the Lord in his providence would incline the mind of Sisera to come with his large army and chariots, and give Barak an opportunity to fall upon him:
and I will deliver him into thine hand;
not his person only, but his numerous hosts, and his nine hundred chariots.
F3 Journey from Aleppo p. 115.
F4 Ib. p. 57.
F5 Travels, l. 3. p. 158. Ed. 5.
F6 Geograph. l. 5. c. 15.