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Judges 4 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Deborah Becomes Israel’s Judge
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:1 - After Ehud’s death, the Israelites again did evil in the LORD’s sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:2 - So the LORD turned them over to King Jabin of Hazor, a Canaanite king. The commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-haggoyim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:3 - Sisera, who had 900 iron chariots, ruthlessly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:4 - Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a prophet who was judging Israel at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:5 - She would sit under the Palm of Deborah, between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites would go to her for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:6 - One day she sent for Barak son of Abinoam, who lived in Kedesh in the land of Naphtali. She said to him, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: Call out 10,000 warriors from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun at Mount Tabor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:7 - And I will call out Sisera, commander of Jabin’s army, along with his chariots and warriors, to the Kishon River. There I will give you victory over him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:8 - Barak told her, “I will go, but only if you go with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - “Very well,” she replied, “I will go with you. But you will receive no honor in this venture, for the LORD’s victory over Sisera will be at the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:10 - At Kedesh, Barak called together the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali, and 10,000 warriors went up with him. Deborah also went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:11 - Now Heber the Kenite, a descendant of Moses’ brother-in-law[fn] Hobab, had moved away from the other members of his tribe and pitched his tent by the oak of Zaanannim near Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:12 - When Sisera was told that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:13 - he called for all 900 of his iron chariots and all of his warriors, and they marched from Harosheth-haggoyim to the Kishon River.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:14 - Then Deborah said to Barak, “Get ready! This is the day the LORD will give you victory over Sisera, for the LORD is marching ahead of you.” So Barak led his 10,000 warriors down the slopes of Mount Tabor into battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:15 - When Barak attacked, the LORD threw Sisera and all his chariots and warriors into a panic. Sisera leaped down from his chariot and escaped on foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:16 - Then Barak chased the chariots and the enemy army all the way to Harosheth-haggoyim, killing all of Sisera’s warriors. Not a single one was left alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:17 - Meanwhile, Sisera ran to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because Heber’s family was on friendly terms with King Jabin of Hazor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:18 - Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, “Come into my tent, sir. Come in. Don’t be afraid.” So he went into her tent, and she covered him with a blanket.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:19 - “Please give me some water,” he said. “I’m thirsty.” So she gave him some milk from a leather bag and covered him again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:20 - “Stand at the door of the tent,” he told her. “If anybody comes and asks you if there is anyone here, say no.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:21 - But when Sisera fell asleep from exhaustion, Jael quietly crept up to him with a hammer and tent peg in her hand. Then she drove the tent peg through his temple and into the ground, and so he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:22 - When Barak came looking for Sisera, Jael went out to meet him. She said, “Come, and I will show you the man you are looking for.” So he followed her into the tent and found Sisera lying there dead, with the tent peg through his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:23 - So on that day Israel saw God defeat Jabin, the Canaanite king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:24 - And from that time on Israel became stronger and stronger against King Jabin until they finally destroyed him.
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