Judges 5

ECB(i) 1
And on that day, Deborah and Baraq the son of Abi Noam sing, saying, 2 Bless Yah Veh for leading the leaders of Yisra El, for a people volunteering themselves. 3 Hear, you sovereigns! Hearken, you potentates! I - I sing to Yah Veh; I pluck to Yah Veh Elohim of Yisra El. 4 O Yah Veh, you go from Seir; you pace from the field of Edom; the earth quakes and the heavens drip: also the thick clouds drip water: 5 the mountains flow from the face of Yah Veh - this Sinay from the face of Yah Veh Elohim of Yisra El. 6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Yael, the highways are abandoned and the walkers of paths walk through crooked ways. 7 The suburbanites cease - cease in Yisra El until I, Deborah, rise - rise a mother in Yisra El. 8 They choose new elohim; then fight in the portals: is there a buckler or javelin seen among forty thousand in Yisra El? 9 My heart is toward the statute setters of Yisra El, who volunteer among the people. Bless you Yah Veh. 10 Meditate, you who ride on white she burros, you who settle in tailoring and walk by the way. 11 By the voice in rank in the troughs, there they celebrate the justnesses of Yah Veh, the justnesses toward the suburbanites in Yisra El: then the people of Yah Veh descend to the portals. 12 Awake! Awake, O Deborah! Awake! Awake, word a song! Rise, O Baraq, and lead your captivity captive! - you son of Abi Noam. 13 Then he has him who survives subjugate over the nobles among the people: Yah Veh has me subjugate over the mighty. 14 From Ephrayim, their root is against Amaleq; after you, Ben Yamin, among your people; from Machir the statute setters descend; and from Zebulun they who draw with the scion of the scribe. 15 And the governors of Yissachar are with Deborah; as Yissachar, thus Baraq - sent on foot into the valley. As for the divisions of Reu Ben great are the statutes of heart. 16 Why seat you between the stalls? To hear the hisses of the droves? As for the divisions of Reu Ben great are the probings of heart. 17 Gilad tabernacles beyond Yarden: and Dan - why sojourns he in ships? Asher settles on the sea haven and tabernacles in his breakwater. 18 Zebulun and Naphtali are a people exposed - to reproach their souls - to die in the high places of the field. 19 The sovereigns come and fight, and the sovereigns of Kenaan fight in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they take no gain of silver. 20 They fight from the heavens; the stars in their highways fight against Sisera. 21 The wadi of Qishon bears them away - that ancient wadi - the wadi Qishon. O my soul, you tread down strength. 22 Then hammered are the horse heelprints by the pransings - the pransings of their mighty ones. 23 Curse you Meroz, says the angel of Yah Veh, in cursing, curse the settlers thereof; because they came not to the help of Yah Veh - to the help of Yah Veh against the mighty. 24 Blessed - above women - Yael the woman of Heber the Qayiniy, blessed - above women in the tent. 25 He asks water and she gives milk; she approaches with butter in a mighty bason; 26 she spreads her hand to the stake and her right to the hammer of the toiler; she hammers Sisera; she crushes his head; she strikes and passes through his temples. 27 Between her feet he bowed; he fell; he layed: between her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell ravaged. 28 The mother of Sisera looks out a window and cries through the lattice. What delays his chariot in coming? What delays the steps of his chariots? 29 Her wise governesses answer her; yes, she returns sayings to herself. 30 Found they not? Allot they the spoil to the head mighty? A maiden or two maidens to Sisera? A spoil of dyes - a spoil of dyes of embroidery - of dyes of embroidery on both sides for the necks of the spoilers? 31 Thus all your enemies destruct, O Yah Veh: but they who love him are as the sun when he goes in his might. - and the land rests forty years.