1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
The song of Deborah and Barak.
5:1 ¶ Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
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.
5:7 The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, Until that I Deborah arose, That I arose a mother in Israel.
5:8 They chose new gods; Then was war in the gates: Was there a shield or spear seen Among forty thousand in Israel?
5:10 Tell [of it], ye that ride on white asses, Ye that sit on rich carpets, And ye that walk by the way.
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.
5:12 Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, utter a song: Arise, Barak, and lead away thy captives, thou son of Abinoam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5:18 Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.
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.
5:20 From heaven fought the stars, From their courses they fought against Sisera.
5:21 The river Kishon swept them away, That ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.
5:22 Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
5:24 Blessed above women shall Jael be, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
5:25 He asked water, [and] she gave him milk; She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
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.
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.
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?
5:29 Her wise ladies answered her, Yea, she returned answer to herself,
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?
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