The Victory Song – Judges 5

Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam  on that day, saying, 

Judges 5:2 Praise ye the LORD for the  avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered  themselves. 

Judges 5:3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes;  I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to  the LORD God of Israel. 

Judges 5:4 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. 

Judges 5:5 The mountains melted from before the  LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of  Israel. 

Judges 5:6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the  days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the  travelers walked through byways. 

Judges 5:7 The inhabitants of  the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I  Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. 

Judges 5:8 They  chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a  shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel? 

Judges 5:9  My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered  themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.  

Judges 5:10 Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in  judgment, and walk by the way. 

Judges 5:11 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 toward the inhabitants of  his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go  down to the gates. 

Judges 5:12 Awake, awake, Deborah: awake,  awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity  captive, thou son of Abinoam. 

Judges 5:13 Then he made him  that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the  people: the LORD made me have dominion over the  mighty. 

Judges 5:14 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. 

Judges 5:15 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.  

Judges 5:16 Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the  bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there  were great searchings of heart. 

Judges 5:17 Gilead abode  beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher  continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.  

Judges 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that  jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the  field. 

Judges 5:19 The kings came and fought, then fought the  kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they  took no gain of money. 

Judges 5:20 They fought from heaven;  the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. 

Judges 5:21 The  river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the  river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.  

Judges 5:22 Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of  the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones. 

Judges 5:23  Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye  bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the  help of the LORD, to the help 
of the LORD against the  mighty. 

Judges 5:24 Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in  the tent. 

Judges 5:25 He asked water, and she gave him milk;  she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. 

Judges 5:26 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 stricken through his  temples. 

Judges 5:27 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. 

Judges 5:28 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?   

Judges 5:29 Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned  answer to herself, 

Judges 5:30 Have they not sped? have they  not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to  Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of  needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides,  meet for the necks of them that take the spoil? 

Judges 5:31 So  let all thine 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.  KJV


The Book of Judges


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