Judges 5

Judges 5

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21 The Kishon River swept them away-- that ancient river, the Kishon. March on, my soul, with courage!

22 Then the horses' hooves hammered the ground, the galloping, galloping of Sisera's mighty steeds.

23 `Let the people of Meroz be cursed,' said the angel of the LORD. `Let them be utterly cursed because they did not come to help the LORD, to help the LORD against the mighty warriors.'

24 "Most blessed is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. May she be blessed above all women who live in tents.

25 Sisera asked for water, and Jael gave him milk. In a bowl fit for kings, she brought him yogurt.

26 Then with her left hand she reached for a tent peg, and with her right hand she reached for the workman's hammer. She hit Sisera, crushing his head. She pounded the tent peg through his head, piercing his temples.

27 He sank, he fell, he lay dead at her feet.

28 "From the window Sisera's mother looked out. Through the window she watched for his return, saying, `Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why don't we hear the sound of chariot wheels?'

29 A reply comes from her wise women, and she repeats these words to herself:

30 `They are dividing the captured goods they found-- a woman or two for every man. There are gorgeous robes for Sisera, and colorful, beautifully embroidered robes for me.'

31 "LORD, may all your enemies die as Sisera did! But may those who love you rise like the sun at full strength!" Then there was peace in the land for forty years.

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New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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