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Then sang Deborah, and Barak the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying,
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Praise ye the Lord, for the auenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselues.
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Heare, O ye kings, giue eare, O ye Princes: I, euen I will sing vnto the Lord, I wil sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
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Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heauens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.
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The mountaines melted from before the Lord, euen that Sinai, from before the Lord God of Israel.
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In the dayes of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the dayes of Iael, the high wayes were vnoccupied, and the traueilers walked thorow by-wayes.
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The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, vntill that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
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They chose new gods;
then was warre in the gates: was there a shield or speare seene among fourtie thousand in Israel?
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My heart is toward the gouernours of Israel, that offered themselues willingly among the people: Blesse ye the Lord.
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Speake yee that ride on white asses, yee that sit in Iudgement, and walke by the way.
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They that are deliuered from the noise of Archers in the places of drawing water;
there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord, euen the righteous acts towards the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the Lord goe downe to the gates.
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Awake, awake Deborah: awake, awake, vtter a song: arise Barak, and leade thy captiuitie captiue, thou sonne of Abinoam.
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Then hee made him that remaineth, haue dominion ouer the Nobles among the people: the Lord made me haue dominion ouer the mightie.
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Out of Ephraim was there a roote of them against Amalek, after thee Beniamin, among thy people: Out of Machir came downe gouernours, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.
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And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah: euen Issachar, and also Barak, he was sent on foot into the valley: for the diuisions of Reuben, there were great thoughts of heart.
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Why abodest thou among the sheepefolds, to heare the bleatings of the flocks?
for the diuisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
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Gilead abode beyond Iordan: and why did Dan remaine in ships?
Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.
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Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that ieoparded their liues vnto the death, in the high places of the field.
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The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo, they tooke no gaine of money.
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They fought from heauen, the starres in their courses fought against Sisera.
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The riuer of Kishon swept them away, that ancient riuer, the riuer Kishon: O my soule, thou hast troden downe strength.
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Then were the horse hoofes broken, by the meanes of the pransings, the pransings of their mightie ones.
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Curse ye Meroz (said the Angel of the Lord ) curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof: because they came not to the helpe of the Lord, to the helpe of the Lord against the mighty.
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Blessed aboue women shal Iael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be aboue women in the tent.
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He asked water, and she gaue him milke, shee brought foorth butter in a lordly dish.
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Shee put her hand to the naile, and her right hand to the workemens hammer: and with the hammer shee smote Sisera, shee smote off his head, when she had pearsed & striken through his temples.
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At her feete he bowed, he fell, he lay downe: at her feet he bowed, he fell;
where he bowed, there he fel down dead.
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The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattesse, Why is his charet so long in comming?
Why tarie the wheeles of his charets?
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Her wise ladies answered her, yea she returned answere to her selfe,
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Haue they not sped?
haue they not diuided the pray to euery man a damosell or two?
To Sisera a pray of diuers colours, a pray of diuers colours, of needle worke, of diuers colours of needle worke on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoile?
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So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord: but let them that loue him, be as the Sunne when he goeth foorth in his might.
And the land had rest fourtie yeeres.