Judges 5 ©
The song of Deborah and Barak.
My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that poffered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.
They that are delivered from rthe noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they *rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the 5righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD sgo down to the gates.
And the bprinces of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also cBarak: he was sent on 7foot into the valley. For 8the divisions of Reuben there were great 9thoughts of heart.
Curse ye Meroz, said the sangel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they tcame not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
vHe asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer 16she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
17At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down 18dead.
The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots?
Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned 19answer to herself,
So xlet all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them ythat love him be as the sun zwhen he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest aforty years.