Judges 4:17 – 5:12
4:17 Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there had been peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
4:18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera; and she said to him, Turn here, my lord; turn here to me; do not be afraid. So he turned to her into her tent, and she covered him with a rug.
4:19 And he said to her, Give me please a little water to drink, for I am thirsty. And she opened a skin of milk and gave him a drink; then she covered him.
4:20 And he said to her, Stand at the entrance of the tent; and if anyone comes and asks you, saying, Is there a man here? you shall say, No.
4:21 Then Jael the wife of Heber took a tent peg and put a hammer in her hand and went quietly to him. And she drove the peg into his temple, and it pierced through to the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. And he died.
4:22 And Barak was at that moment pursuing Sisera when Jael came out to meet him. And she said to him, Come, and I will show you the man you are seeking. And he went with her; and there was Sisera, fallen dead with the peg in his temple.
4:23 So on that day God subdued Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
4:24 And the hand of the children of Israel became heavier and heavier upon Jabin the king of Canaan until they destroyed Jabin the king of Canaan.
5:1 Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying:
5:2 That the leaders took the lead in Israel, / That the people have willingly offered themselves, / Bless Jehovah.
5:3 Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes! / I will sing; I, to Jehovah. / I will sing praise to Jehovah / The God of Israel.
5:4 O Jehovah, when You went forth from Seir, / When You marched from the field of Edom, / The earth trembled, the heavens also dripped, / Indeed the clouds dripped water.
5:5 The mountains quaked at the presence of Jehovah, / Sinai there, at the presence of Jehovah the God of Israel.
5:6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, / In the days of Jael, the highways were not used; / And travelers went / On the roundabout paths.
5:7 The villages ceased to act; / They ceased in Israel; / Until I, Deborah, rose up; / Until I rose up as a mother in Israel.
5:8 They chose new gods; / Then there was war in their gates. / Was a shield or a spear seen / Among forty thousand in Israel?
5:9 My heart is with the commanders of Israel, / Those who offered themselves willingly among the people. / Bless Jehovah!
5:10 Tell of it, you who ride on white donkeys, / You who sit on rich carpets, / And you who go upon the way.
5:11 Louder than the voice of those who distribute water among the watering / places, / There they recount the righteous deeds of Jehovah, / His righteous acts toward His villages in Israel. / Then the people of Jehovah went down to the gates.
5:12 Awake! Awake, Deborah! / Awake! Awake, speak forth a song! / Arise, Barak; / And lead captive your captives, son of Abinoam.
Judges 4:17 – 5:12