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Judges 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:1 - Then sang Deb'orah and Barak the son of Abin'o-am on that day:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:2 - "That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 - "Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the LORD I will sing, I will make melody to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - "LORD, when thou didst go forth from Se'ir, when thou didst march from the region of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, yea, the clouds dropped water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:5 - The mountains quaked before the LORD, yon Sinai before the LORD, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:6 - "In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, in the days of Ja'el, caravans ceased and travelers kept to the byways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:7 - The peasantry ceased in Israel, they ceased until you arose, Deb'orah, arose as a mother in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:8 - When new gods were chosen, then war was in the gates. Was shield or spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:9 - My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:10 - "Tell of it, you who ride on tawny asses, you who sit on rich carpets and you who walk by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:11 - To the sound of musicians at the watering places, there they repeat the triumphs of the LORD, the triumphs of his peasantry in Israel. "Then down to the gates marched the people of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:12 - "Awake, awake, Deb'orah! Awake, awake, utter a song! Arise, Barak, lead away your captives, O son of Abin'o-am.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:13 - Then down marched the remnant of the noble; the people of the LORD marched down for him against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 - From E'phraim they set out thither into the valley, following you, Benjamin, with your kinsmen; from Machir marched down the commanders, and from Zeb'ulun those who bear the marshal's staff;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:15 - the princes of Is'sachar came with Deb'orah, and Is'sachar faithful to Barak; into the valley they rushed forth at his heels. Among the clans of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:16 - Why did you tarry among the sheepfolds, to hear the piping for the flocks? Among the clans of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:17 - Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan; and Dan, why did he abide with the ships? Asher sat still at the coast of the sea, settling down by his landings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:18 - Zeb'ulun is a people that jeoparded their lives to the death; Naph'tali too, on the heights of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:19 - "The kings came, they fought; then fought the kings of Canaan, at Ta'anach, by the waters of Megid'do; they got no spoils of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:20 - From heaven fought the stars, from their courses they fought against Sis'era.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:21 - The torrent Kishon swept them away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. March on, my soul, with might!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:22 - "Then loud beat the horses' hoofs with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 - "Curse Meroz, says the angel of the LORD, curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:24 - "Most blessed of women be Ja'el, the wife of Heber the Ken'ite, of tent-dwelling women most blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:25 - He asked water and she gave him milk, she brought him curds in a lordly bowl.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:26 - She put her hand to the tent peg and her right hand to the workmen's mallet; she struck Sis'era a blow, she crushed his head, she shattered and pierced his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:27 - He sank, he fell, he lay still at her feet; at her feet he sank, he fell; where he sank, there he fell dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:28 - "Out of the window she peered, the mother of Sis'era gazed through the lattice: 'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:29 - Her wisest ladies make answer, nay, she gives answer to herself,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - 'Are they not finding and dividing the spoil?--A maiden or two for every man; spoil of dyed stuffs for Sis'era, spoil of dyed stuffs embroidered, two pieces of dyed work embroidered for my neck as spoil?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:31 - "So perish all thine enemies, O LORD! But thy friends be like the sun as he rises in his might." And the land had rest for forty years.
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