Judges 5:19-31

19 “The kings came, they fought;
then fought the kings of Canaan,
at a  Taanach, by the waters of b  Megiddo;
c  they got no spoils of silver.
20 d  From heaven the stars fought,
from their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 e  The torrent Kishon swept them away,
the ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon.
March on, my soul, with might!
22 Then loud beat the horseshoofs
with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.
23 Curse Meroz, says the angel of the  Lord,
curse its inhabitants thoroughly,
f  because they did not come to the help of the  Lord,
to the help of the  Lord against the mighty.
24 “Most blessed of women be g  Jael,
the wife of Heber the Kenite,
of tent-dwelling women most blessed.
25 h  He asked for water and she gave him milk;
she brought him curds in a noble’s bowl.
26 i  She sent her hand to the tent peg
and her right hand to the workmen’s mallet;
she struck Sisera;
she crushed his head;
she shattered and pierced his temple.
27Between her feet
he sank, he fell, he lay still;
between her feet
he sank, he fell;
where he sank,
there he felldead.
28 j  Out of the window she peered,
the mother of Sisera wailed through k  the lattice:
Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?’
29Her wisest princesses answer,
indeed, she answers herself,
30‘Have they not found and l  divided the spoil?—
A womb or two for every man;
spoil of dyed materials for Sisera,
spoil of dyed materials embroidered,
two pieces of dyed work embroidered for the neck as spoil?’
31 m  So may all your enemies perish, O  Lord!
But your friends be n  like the sun o  as he rises in his might.”

p  And the land had rest for forty years.

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