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Judges 5

5:1 Then sang Deborah, and Barak the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying, 5:2 Praise ye the Lord, for the auenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselues. 5:3 Heare, O ye kings, giue eare, O ye Princes: I, euen I will sing vnto the Lord, I wil sing praise to the Lord God of Israel. 5:4 Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heauens dropped, the clouds also dropped water. 5:5 The mountaines melted from before the Lord, euen that Sinai, from before the Lord God of Israel. 5:6 In the dayes of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the dayes of Iael, the high wayes were vnoccupied, and the traueilers walked thorow by-wayes. 5:7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, vntill that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. 5:8 They chose new gods; then was warre in the gates: was there a shield or speare seene among fourtie thousand in Israel 5:9 My heart is toward the gouernours of Israel, that offered themselues willingly among the people: Blesse ye the Lord. 5:10 Speake yee that ride on white asses, yee that sit in Iudgement, and walke by the way. 5:11 They that are deliuered from the noise of Archers in the places of drawing water; there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord, euen the righteous acts towards the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the Lord goe downe to the gates. 5:12 Awake, awake Deborah: awake, awake, vtter a song: arise Barak, and leade thy captiuitie captiue, thou sonne of Abinoam. 5:13 Then hee made him that remaineth, haue dominion ouer the Nobles among the people: the Lord made me haue dominion ouer the mightie. 5:14 Out of Ephraim was there a roote of them against Amalek, after thee Beniamin, among thy people: Out of Machir came downe gouernours, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer. 5:15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah: euen Issachar, and also Barak, he was sent on foot into the valley: for the diuisions of Reuben, there were great thoughts of heart. 5:16 Why abodest thou among the sheepefolds, to heare the bleatings of the flocks for the diuisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. 5:17 Gilead abode beyond Iordan: and why did Dan remaine in ships Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches. 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that ieoparded their liues vnto the death, in 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 tooke no gaine of money. 5:20 They fought from heauen, the starres in their courses fought against Sisera. 5:21 The riuer of Kishon swept them away, that ancient riuer, the riuer Kishon: O my soule, thou hast troden downe strength. 5:22 Then were the horse hoofes broken, by the meanes of the pransings, the pransings of their mightie ones. 5:23 Curse ye Meroz (said the Angel of the Lord ) curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof: because they came not to the helpe of the Lord, to the helpe of the Lord against the mighty. 5:24 Blessed aboue women shal Iael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be aboue women in the tent. 5:25 He asked water, and she gaue him milke, shee brought foorth butter in a lordly dish. 5:26 Shee put her hand to the naile, and her right hand to the workemens hammer: and with the hammer shee smote Sisera, shee smote off his head, when she had pearsed & striken through his temples. 5:27 At her feete he bowed, he fell, he lay downe: at her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, there he fel down dead. 5:28 The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattesse, Why is his charet so long in comming Why tarie the wheeles of his charets 5:29 Her wise ladies answered her, yea she returned answere to her selfe, 5:30 Haue they not sped haue they not diuided the pray to euery man a damosell or two To Sisera a pray of diuers colours, a pray of diuers colours, of needle worke, of diuers colours of needle worke on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoile 5:31 So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord: but let them that loue him, be as the Sunne when he goeth foorth in his might. And the land had rest fourtie yeeres.


King James Version 1611 - Public Domain