- And the children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, when Ehud was dead.
- And the LORD gave them over into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor;
the captain of whose host was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth-goiim.
- And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD;
for he had nine hundred chariots of iron;
and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.
- Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
- And she sat under the palm-tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in the hill-country of Ephraim;
and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
- And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him: "Hath not the LORD, the God of Israel, commanded, saying: Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
- And I will draw unto thee to the brook Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin"s army, with his chariots and his multitude;
and I will deliver him into thy hand.
- And Barak said unto her: "If thou wilt go with me, then I will go;
but if thou wilt not go with me, I will not go."
- And she said: "I will surely go with thee;
notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thy honour;
for the LORD will give Sisera over into the hand of a woman." And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
- And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh;
and there went up ten thousand men at his feet;
and Deborah went up with him.
- Now Heber the Kenite had severed himself from the Kenites, even from the children of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far as Elon-bezaanannim, which is by Kedesh.
- And they told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.
- And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth-goiim, unto the brook Kishon.
- And Deborah said unto Barak: "Up;
for this is the day in which the LORD hath delivered Sisera into thy hand;
is not the LORD gone out before thee?" So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
- And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak;
and Sisera alighted from his chariot, and fled away on his feet.
- But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth-goiim;
and all the host of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword;
there was not a man left.
- Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite;
for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
- And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him: "Turn in, my lord, turn in to me;
fear not." And he turned in unto her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.
- And he said unto her: "Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink;
for I am thirsty." And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
- And he said unto her: "Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say: Is there any man here?
that thou shalt say: No."
- Then Jael Heber"s wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground;
for he was in a deep sleep;
so he swooned and died.
- And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him: "Come, and I will show thee the man whom thou seekest." And he came unto her;
and, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent-pin was in his temples.
- So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
- And the hand of the children of Israel prevailed more and more against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.