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Judges 5 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:1 - Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:2 -
For that the leaders took the lead in Israel,
For that the people offered themselves willingly,
Bless ye Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 -
Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes;
I, even I, will sing unto Jehovah;
I will sing praise to Jehovah, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 -
Jehovah, when thou wentest forth out of Seir,
When thou marchedst out of the field of Edom,
The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped,
Yea, the clouds dropped water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:5 -
The mountains quaked at the presence of Jehovah,
Even yon Sinai at the presence of Jehovah, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:6 -
In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,
In the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied,
And the travellers walked through byways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:7 -
The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased,
Until that I Deborah arose,
That I arose a mother in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:8 -
They chose new gods;
Then was war in the gates:
Was there a shield or spear seen
Among forty thousand in Israel?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:9 -
My heart is toward the governors of Israel,
That offered themselves willingly among the people:
Bless ye Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:10 -
Tell of it, ye that ride on white asses,
Ye that sit on rich carpets,
And ye that walk by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:11 -
Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water,
There shall they rehearse the righteous acts of Jehovah,
Even the righteous acts of his rule in Israel.
Then the people of Jehovah went down to the gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:12 -
Awake, awake, Deborah;
Awake, awake, utter a song:
Arise, Barak, and lead away thy captives, thou son of Abinoam.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:13 -
Then came down a remnant of the nobles and the people;
Jehovah came down for me against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 -
Out of Ephraim came down they whose root is in Amalek;
After thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples;
Out of Machir came down governors,
And out of Zebulun they that handle the marshal’s staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:15 -
And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:16 -
Why sattest thou among the sheepfolds,
To hear the pipings for the flocks?
At the watercourses of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:17 -
Gilead abode beyond the Jordan:
And Dan, why did he remain in ships?
Asher sat still at the haven of the sea,
And abode by his creeks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:18 -
Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death,
And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:19 -
The kings came and fought;
Then fought the kings of Canaan,
In Taanach by the waters of Megiddo:
They took no gain of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:20 -
From heaven fought the stars,
From their courses they fought against Sisera.
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The river Kishon swept them away,
That ancient river, the river Kishon.
O my soul, march on with strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:22 -
Then did the horsehoofs stamp
By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 -
Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of Jehovah.
Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof,
Because they came not to the help of Jehovah,
To the help of Jehovah against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:24 -
Blessed above women shall Jael be,
The wife of Heber the Kenite;
Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:25 -
He asked water, and she gave him milk;
She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:26 -
She put her hand to the tent-pin,
And her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;
And with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote through his head;
Yea, she pierced and struck through his temples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:27 -
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay;
At her feet he bowed, he fell:
Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:28 -
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 tarry the wheels of his chariots?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:29 -
Her wise ladies answered her,
Yea, she returned answer to herself,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -
Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil?
A damsel, two damsels 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?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:31 -
So let all thine enemies perish, O Jehovah:
But let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.
And the land had rest forty years.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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