The people were happy to follow them to the
I will sing to
Yes, I will
He is the Lord, Israel's God.
Yes, you marched from the land of Edom.
As you came, the earth
Rain poured down from the clouds in the sky.
as they shook at Sinai mountain when you showed your power.
You are the Lord, the God of Israel.
nobody travelled on the roads.
When Jael ruled, people walked on secret paths,
because they were afraid.
Then I, Deborah, became their leader.
I became like a mother for Israel's people,
to keep them safe.
enemies attacked their cities.
No one in
Not one of their 40,000 soldiers had a
and the people who are ready to fight our enemies.
with beautiful cloths to sit on.
And you people who walk along the road,
you should listen too!
They sing about the great things that the Lord has done.
They tell how Israel's soldiers have won against their enemies.
Then the Lord's people marched down to the city gates.
Get up, Barak, son of Abinoam!
Take your enemies away as your
The Lord's people came to me.
They were ready to fight against our enemies.
from the land where Amalek lived.
They followed men of Benjamin's tribe, with their soldiers.
Leaders also came from Makir.
Army officers came from Zebulun's tribe.
Yes, the men of Issachar joined with Barak.
Barak led them into the valley.
But the men of Reuben's tribe could not decide what to do.
Did they want to listen to the
on the east side of the Jordan river.
The men of Dan's tribe stayed with their boats.
The men of Asher's tribe also stayed in their homes near the sea.
The men of Naphtali's tribe were also ready to attack the enemy.
They attacked us at Taanach, near the stream at Megiddo.
But they could not take any valuable
They travelled across the sky to attack him.
It used its power to stop them.
So I will be brave and I will continue to fight!
their feet made a loud noise as they ran away.
Punish the people who live there,
because they did not come to help the Lord.
They did not agree to fight against the Lord's strong enemy.”
Jael, the wife of Heber the
should receive more honour than all other women who live in
She gave him the best cream in a beautiful
She took a worker's hammer in her right hand.
She hit the peg through Sisera's head.
She broke his
She knocked the sharp peg through his head.
He lay there and he did not move.
He died at the place where he fell.
Jael had killed him!
She waited for Sisera to return.
She said, “His
Why do I not yet hear the sound of his horse's feet?”
and she herself thought the same thing:
They are sharing the things between them.
Each soldier will bring one or two women for himself.
Sisera's share will be some beautiful cloth.
Yes, he is bringing pieces of valuable cloth,
and a beautiful necklace for me!
That is why he is so late to return home.”
But I pray that those who love you will shine brightly.
May they be strong like the sun at dawn.’
After that, there was