1: Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying, 2: Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves. 3: Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, [even] I, will sing to the LORD; I will sing [praise] to the LORD God of Israel. 4: LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water. 5: The mountains melted from before the LORD, [even] that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel. 6: In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through by-ways. 7: [The inhabitants of] the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. 8: They chose new gods; then [was] war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel? 9: My heart [is] towards the governors of Israel that offered themselves willingly among the people: Bless ye the LORD. 10: Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way. 11: [They that are delivered] from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, [even] the righteous acts [towards the inhabitants] of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates. 12: Awake, awake, Deborah; awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. 13: Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty. 14: Out of Ephraim [was there] a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer. 15: And the princes of Issachar [were] with Deborah: even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben [there were] great thoughts of heart. 16: Why abodest thou among the sheep-folds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben [there were] great searchings of heart. 17: Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea-shore, and abode in his breaches. 18: Zebulun and Naphtali [were] a people [that] jeoparded their lives to death in the high places of the field. 19: The kings came [and] fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Tanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. 20: They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. 21: The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength. 22: Then were the horse's hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones. 23: Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly its inhabitants; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty. 24: Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent. 25: He asked water, [and] she gave [him] milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. 26: She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and struck through his temples. 27: At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead. 28: The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot [so] long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots? 29: Her wise ladies answered her, yes, she returned answer to herself. 30: Have they not found; have they [not] divided the prey; to every man a damsel [or] two; to Sisera a prey of divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needle-work, of divers colors of needle-work on both sides, [meet] for the necks of [them that take] the spoil? 31: So let all thy enemies perish, O LORD: but [let] them that love him [be] as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.