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Judges 5:19-31


19 ‘The kings came, they fought;
   then fought the kings of Canaan,
at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo;
   they got no spoils of silver.
20 The stars fought from heaven,
   from their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 The torrent Kishon swept them away,
   the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon.
   March on, my soul, with might!


22 ‘Then loud beat the horses’ hoofs
   with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.


23 ‘Curse Meroz, says the angel of the Lord,
   curse bitterly its inhabitants,
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 Jael,
   the wife of Heber the Kenite,
   of tent-dwelling women most blessed.
25 He asked water and she gave him milk,
   she brought him curds in a lordly bowl.
26 She put her hand to the tent-peg
   and her right hand to the workmen’s mallet;
she struck Sisera a blow,
   she crushed his head,
   she shattered and pierced his temple.
27 He sank, he fell,
   he lay still at her feet;
at her feet he sank, he fell;
   where he sank, there he fell dead.


28 ‘Out of the window she peered,
   the mother of Sisera gazed* through the lattice:
“Why is his chariot so long in coming?
   Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?”
29 Her wisest ladies make answer,
   indeed, she answers the question herself:
30 “Are they not finding and dividing the spoil?—
   A girl or two for every man;
spoil of dyed stuffs for Sisera,
   spoil of dyed stuffs embroidered,
   two pieces of dyed work embroidered for my neck as spoil?”


31 ‘So perish all your enemies, O Lord!
   But may your friends be like the sun as it rises in its might.’


And the land had rest for forty years.

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