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Judges 5 (WEBP)

[1] Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,
[2] “Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!
[3] “Hear, you kings! Give ear, you princes! I, even I, will sing to Yahweh. I will sing praise to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
[4] “Yahweh, when you went out of Seir, when you marched out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, the sky also dropped. Yes, the clouds dropped water.
[5] The mountains quaked at Yahweh’s presence, even Sinai at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
[6] “In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied. The travelers walked through byways.
[7] The rulers ceased in Israel. They ceased until I, Deborah, arose; Until I arose a mother in Israel.
[8] They chose new gods. Then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
[9] My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Yahweh!
[10] “Speak, you who ride on white donkeys, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who walk by the way.
[11] Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, there they will rehearse Yahweh’s righteous acts, the righteous acts of his rule in Israel. “Then Yahweh’s people went down to the gates.
[12] ‘Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, utter a song! Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Abinoam.’
[13] “Then a remnant of the nobles and the people came down. Yahweh came down for me against the mighty.
[14] Those whose root is in Amalek came out of Ephraim, after you, Benjamin, among your peoples. Governors come down out of Machir. Those who handle the marshal’s staff came out of Zebulun.
[15] The princes of Issachar were with Deborah. As was Issachar, so was Barak. They rushed into the valley at his feet. By the watercourses of Reuben, there were great resolves of heart.
[16] Why did you sit among the sheepfolds? To hear the whistling for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben, there were great searchings of heart.
[17] Gilead lived beyond the Jordan. Why did Dan remain in ships? Asher sat still at the haven of the sea, and lived by his creeks.
[18] Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the death; Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.
[19] “The kings came and fought, then the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. They took no plunder of silver.
[20] From the sky the stars fought. From their courses, they fought against Sisera.
[21] The river Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. My soul, march on with strength.
[22] Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancing, the prancing of their strong ones.
[23] ‘Curse Meroz,’ said Yahweh’s angel. ‘Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they didn’t come to help Yahweh, to help Yahweh against the mighty.’
[24] “Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
[25] He asked for water. She gave him milk. She brought him butter in a lordly dish.
[26] She put her hand to the tent peg, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer. With the hammer she struck Sisera. She struck through his head. Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples.
[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.
[28] “Through the window she looked out, and cried: Sisera’s mother looked through the lattice. ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots wait?’
[29] Her wise ladies answered her, Yes, she returned answer to herself,
[30] ‘Have they not found, have they not divided the plunder? A lady, two ladies to every man; to Sisera a plunder of dyed garments, a plunder of dyed garments embroidered, of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the plunder?’
[31] “So let all your enemies perish, Yahweh, but let those who love him be as the sun when it rises in its strength.” Then the land had rest forty years.

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Judges 5 (KJVS)

[1] Then sang H7891 (8799) Deborah H1683 and Barak H1301 the son H1121 of Abinoam H42 on that day H3117, saying H559 (8800),
[2] Praise H1288 (8761) ye the LORD H3068 for the avenging H6544 (8800) H6546 of Israel H3478, when the people H5971 willingly offered H5068 (8692) themselves.
[3] Hear H8085 (8798), O ye kings H4428; give ear H238 (8685), O ye princes H7336 (8802); I, [even] I, will sing H7891 (8799) unto the LORD H3068; I will sing H2167 (8762) [praise] to the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478.
[4] LORD H3068, when thou wentest out H3318 (8800) of Seir H8165, when thou marchedst out H6805 (8800) of the field H7704 of Edom H123, the earth H776 trembled H7493 (8804), and the heavens H8064 dropped H5197 (8804), the clouds H5645 also dropped H5197 (8804) water H4325.
[5] The mountains H2022 melted H5140 (8804) from before H6440 the LORD H3068, [even] that Sinai H5514 from before H6440 the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478.
[6] In the days H3117 of Shamgar H8044 the son H1121 of Anath H6067, in the days H3117 of Jael H3278, the highways H734 were unoccupied H2308 (8804), and the travellers H1980 (8802) walked H3212 (8799) through byways H6128 H5410.
[7] [The inhabitants of] the villages H6520 ceased H2308 (8804), they ceased H2308 (8804) in Israel H3478, until that I Deborah H1683 arose H6965 (8804), that I arose H6965 (8804) a mother H517 in Israel H3478.
[8] They chose H977 (8799) new H2319 gods H430; then [was] war H3901 in the gates H8179: was there a shield H4043 or spear H7420 seen H7200 (8735) among forty H705 thousand H505 in Israel H3478?
[9] My heart H3820 [is] toward the governors H2710 (8802) of Israel H3478, that offered themselves willingly H5068 (8693) among the people H5971. Bless H1288 (8761) ye the LORD H3068.
[10] Speak H7878 (8798), ye that ride H7392 (8802) on white H6715 asses H860, ye that sit H3427 (8802) in judgment H4055, and walk H1980 (8802) by the way H1870.
[11] [They that are delivered] from the noise H6963 of archers H2686 (8764) in the places of drawing water H4857, there shall they rehearse H8567 (8762) the righteous acts H6666 of the LORD H3068, [even] the righteous acts H6666 [toward the inhabitants] of his villages H6520 in Israel H3478: then shall the people H5971 of the LORD H3068 go down H3381 (8804) to the gates H8179.
[12] Awake H5782 (8798), awake H5782 (8798), Deborah H1683: awake H5782 (8798), awake H5782 (8798), utter H1696 (8761) a song H7892: arise H6965 (8798), Barak H1301, and lead thy captivity H7628 captive H7617 (8798), thou son H1121 of Abinoam H42.
[13] Then he made him that remaineth H8300 have dominion H7287 (8762) over the nobles H117 among the people H5971: the LORD H3068 made me have dominion H7287 (8762) over the mighty H1368.
[14] Out of Ephraim H669 [was there] a root H8328 of them against Amalek H6002; after H310 thee, Benjamin H1144, among thy people H5971; out of Machir H4353 came down H3381 (8804) governors H2710 (8781), and out of Zebulun H2074 they that handle H4900 (8802) the pen H7626 of the writer H5608 (8802).
[15] And the princes H8269 of Issachar H3485 [were] with Deborah H1683; even Issachar H3485, and also Barak H1301: he was sent H7971 (8795) on foot H7272 into the valley H6010. For the divisions H6390 of Reuben H7205 [there were] great H1419 thoughts H2711 of heart H3820.
[16] Why abodest H3427 (8804) thou among H996 the sheepfolds H4942, to hear H8085 (8800) the bleatings H8292 of the flocks H5739? For the divisions H6390 of Reuben H7205 [there were] great H1419 searchings H2714 of heart H3820.
[17] Gilead H1568 abode H7931 (8804) beyond H5676 Jordan H3383: and why did Dan H1835 remain H1481 (8799) in ships H591? Asher H836 continued H3427 (8804) on the sea H3220 shore H2348, and abode H7931 (8799) in his breaches H4664.
[18] Zebulun H2074 and Naphtali H5321 [were] a people H5971 [that] jeoparded H2778 (8765) their lives H5315 unto the death H4191 (8800) in the high places H4791 of the field H7704.
[19] The kings H4428 came H935 (8804) [and] fought H3898 (8738), then fought H3898 (8738) the kings H4428 of Canaan H3667 in Taanach H8590 by the waters H4325 of Megiddo H4023; they took H3947 (8804) no gain H1215 of money H3701.
[20] They fought H3898 (8738) from heaven H8064; the stars H3556 in their courses H4546 fought H3898 (8738) against Sisera H5516.
[21] The river H5158 of Kishon H7028 swept them away H1640 (8804), that ancient H6917 river H5158, the river H5158 Kishon H7028. O my soul H5315, thou hast trodden down H1869 (8799) strength H5797.
[22] Then were the horsehoofs H6119 H5483 broken H1986 (8804) by the means of the pransings H1726, the pransings H1726 of their mighty ones H47.
[23] Curse H779 (8798) ye Meroz H4789, said H559 (8804) the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068, curse H779 (8798) ye bitterly H779 (8800) the inhabitants H3427 (8802) thereof; because they came H935 (8804) not to the help H5833 of the LORD H3068, to the help H5833 of the LORD H3068 against the mighty H1368.
[24] Blessed H1288 (8792) above women H802 shall Jael H3278 the wife H802 of Heber H2268 the Kenite H7017 be, blessed H1288 (8792) shall she be above women H802 in the tent H168.
[25] He asked H7592 (8804) water H4325, [and] she gave H5414 (8804) [him] milk H2461; she brought forth H7126 (8689) butter H2529 in a lordly H117 dish H5602.
[26] She put H7971 (8799) her hand H3027 to the nail H3489, and her right hand H3225 to the workmen’s H6001 hammer H1989; and with the hammer she smote H1986 (8804) Sisera H5516, she smote off H4277 (8804) his head H7218, when she had pierced H4272 (8804) and stricken through H2498 (8804) his temples H7541.
[27] At her feet H7272 he bowed H3766 (8804), he fell H5307 (8804), he lay down H7901 (8804): at her feet H7272 he bowed H3766 (8804), he fell H5307 (8804): where H834 he bowed H3766 (8804), there he fell down H5307 (8804) dead H7703 (8803).
[28] The mother H517 of Sisera H5516 looked H8259 (8738) out at a window H2474, and cried H2980 (8762) through the lattice H822, Why is his chariot H7393 [so] long H954 (8765) in coming H935 (8800)? why tarry H309 (8765) the wheels H6471 of his chariots H4818?
[29] Her wise H2450 ladies H8282 answered H6030 (8799) her, yea, she returned H7725 (8686) answer H561 to herself,
[30] Have they not sped H4672 (8799)? have they [not] divided H2505 (8762) the prey H7998; to every H7218 man H1397 a damsel H7356 [or] two H7361; to Sisera H5516 a prey H7998 of divers colours H6648, a prey H7998 of divers colours H6648 of needlework H7553, of divers colours H6648 of needlework on both sides H7553, [meet] for the necks H6677 of [them that take] the spoil H7998?
[31] So let all thine enemies H341 (8802) perish H6 (8799), O LORD H3068: but [let] them that love H157 (8802) him [be] as the sun H8121 when he goeth forth H3318 (8800) in his might H1369. And the land H776 had rest H8252 (8799) forty H705 years H8141.

Young’s Literal Translation

Judges 5 (YLT)

[1] And Deborah singeth-also Barak son of Abinoam-on that day, saying:-
[2] ‘For freeing freemen in Israel, For a people willingly offering themselves Bless ye Jehovah.
[3] Hear, ye kings; give ear, ye princes, I, to Jehovah, I-I do sing, I sing praise to Jehovah, God of Israel.
[4] Jehovah, in Thy going forth out of Seir, In Thy stepping out of the field of Edom, Earth trembled, also the heavens dropped, Also thick clouds dropped water.
[5] Hills flowed from the face of Jehovah, This one-Sinai- From the face of Jehovah, God of Israel.
[6] In the days of Shamgar son of Anath- In the days of Jael- The ways have ceased, And those going in the paths go in crooked ways.
[7] Villages ceased in Israel-they ceased, Till that I arose-Deborah, That I arose, a mother in Israel.
[8] He chooseth new gods, Then war is at the gates! A shield is not seen-and a spear Among forty thousand in Israel.
[9] My heart is to the lawgivers of Israel, Who are offering themselves willingly among the people, Bless ye Jehovah!
[10] Riders on white asses- Sitters on a long robe- And walkers by the way-meditate!
[11] By the voice of shouters Between the places of drawing water, There they give out righteous acts of Jehovah, Righteous acts of His villages in Israel, Then ruled in the gates have the people of Jehovah.
[12] Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, utter a song; Rise, Barak, and take captive thy captivity, Son of Abinoam.
[13] Then him who is left of the honourable ones He caused to rule the people of Jehovah, He caused me to rule among the mighty.
[14] Out of Ephraim their root is against Amalek. After thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples. Out of Machir came down lawgivers, And out of Zebulun those drawing with the reed of a writer.
[15] And princes in Issachar are with Deborah, Yea, Issachar is right with Barak, Into the valley he was sent on his feet. In the divisions of Reuben, Great are the decrees of heart!
[16] Why hast thou abode between the boundaries, To hear lowings of herds? For the divisions of Reuben, Great are the searchings of heart!
[17] Gilead beyond the Jordan did tabernacle, And Dan-why doth he sojourn in ships? Asher hath abode at the haven of the seas, And by his creeks doth tabernacle.
[18] Zebulun is a people who exposed its soul to death, Naphtali also-on high places of the field.
[19] Kings came-they fought; Then fought kings of Canaan, In Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo; Gain of money they took not!
[20] From the heavens they fought: The stars from their highways fought with Sisera.
[21] The brook Kishon swept them away, The brook most ancient-the brook Kishon. Thou dost tread down strength, O my soul!
[22] Then broken were the horse-heels, By pransings-pransings of its mighty ones.
[23] Curse Meroz-said a messenger of Jehovah, Cursing, curse ye its inhabitants, For they came not to the help of Jehovah, To the help of Jehovah among the mighty!
[24] Blessed above women is Jael, Wife of Heber the Kenite, Above women in the tent she is blessed.
[25] Water he asked-milk she gave; In a lordly dish she brought near butter.
[26] Her hand to the pin she sendeth forth, And her right hand to the labourers’ hammer, And she hammered Sisera-she smote his head, Yea, she smote, and it passed through his temple.
[27] Between her feet he bowed- He fell, he lay down; Between her feet he bowed, he fell; Where he bowed, there he fell-destroyed.
[28] Through the window she hath looked out- Yea, she crieth out-the mother of Sisera, Through the lattice: Wherefore is his chariot delaying to come? Wherefore tarried have the steps of his chariot?
[29] The wise ones, her princesses, answer her, Yea, she returneth her sayings to herself:
[30] Do they not find?-they apportion spoil, A female-two females-for every head, Spoil of finger-work for Sisera, Spoil of embroidered finger-work, Finger-work-a pair of embroidered things, For the necks of the spoil!
[31] So do all Thine enemies perish, O Jehovah, And those loving Him are As the going out of the sun in its might!’ and the land resteth forty years.