who walk by the way.
11 Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water,
There shall they rehearse the righteous acts of Yahweh,
Even the righteous acts of his rule in Israel.
Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates.
12 Awake, awake, Deborah;
Awake, awake, utter a song:
Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Abinoam.
13 Then came down a remnant of the nobles and the people;
Yahweh came down for me against the mighty.
14 Out of Ephraim came down they whose root is in Amalek;
After you, Benjamin, among your peoples;
Out of Machir came down governors,
Out of Zebulun those who handle the marshalís staff.
15 The princes of Issachar were with Deborah;
As was Issachar, so was Barak;
Into the valley they rushed forth at his feet.
By the watercourses of Reuben
There were great resolves of heart.
16 Why sat you among the sheepfolds,
To hear the whistling for the flocks?
At the watercourses of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
17 Gilead abode beyond the Jordan:
Dan, why did he remain in ships?
Asher sat still at the haven of the sea,
Abode by his creeks.
18 Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the death,
Naphtali, on the high places of the field.
19 The kings came and fought;
Then fought the kings of Canaan.
In Taanach by the waters of Megiddo:
They took no gain of money.
20 From the sky the stars fought,
From their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 The river Kishon swept them away,
That ancient river, the river Kishon.
My soul, march on with strength.
22 Then did the horse hoofs stamp
By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
23 Curse you Meroz, said the angel of Yahweh.
Curse you bitterly the inhabitants of it,
Because they didnít come to the help of Yahweh,
To the help of Yahweh against the mighty.
24 Blessed above women shall Jael be,
The wife of Heber the Kenite;
Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
25 He asked water, and she gave him milk;
She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
26 She put her hand to the tent-pin,
Her right hand to the workmenís hammer;
With the hammer she struck Sisera, she struck through his head;
Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples.
27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay;
At her feet he bowed, he fell;
Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
28 Through the window she looked forth, and cried,
The mother of Sisera cried through the lattice,
Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why do the wheels of his chariots wait?
29 Her wise ladies answered her,
Yes, she returned answer to herself,
30 Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil?
A lady, two ladies to every man;
To Sisera a spoil of dyed garments,
A spoil of dyed garments embroidered,
Of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil?
31 So let all your enemies perish, Yahweh:
But let those who love him be as the sun when he goes forth in his
The land had rest forty years.
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