Amplified Bible

Judges 5

The Song of Deborah and Barak

1Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,


“For the leaders who took the lead in Israel,
For the people who volunteered [for battle],
Bless the Lord!

“Hear, O kings; listen, O rulers!
I will sing to the Lord,
I will sing praise to the Lord, the God of Israel.

Lord, when You went out from Seir,
When You marched from the field of Edom,
The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped,
Yes, the clouds dripped water.

“The mountains quaked at the presence of the Lord,
Yes, this Sinai, at the presence of the Lord, the God of Israel.


“In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,
In the days of Jael, the highways were deserted,
And travelers went by roundabout ways.

“The villagers ceased to be; they ceased in Israel
Until I, Deborah, arose,
Until I arose, a mother in Israel.

“They chose new gods;
Then war was in the gates.
Was there a shield or spear seen
Among forty thousand in Israel?

“My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel,
The volunteers among the people;
Bless the Lord!
10 
“Sing of it, you who ride on white donkeys,
You who sit on rich carpets,
And you who walk by the way.
11 
“At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places,
There they shall recount the righteous acts of the Lord,
The righteous acts toward His villagers in Israel.
Then the people of the Lord went down to the gates.

12 
“Awake, awake, Deborah;
Awake, awake, sing a song!
Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Abinoam.
13 
“Then down marched the survivors to the nobles;
The people of the Lord marched down for Me against the mighty.
14 
“From Ephraim those whose root is in Amalek came down,
After you, Benjamin, with your relatives;
From Machir came down commanders and rulers,
And from Zebulun those who [a]handle the scepter of the [office of] scribe.
15 
“And the heads of Issachar came with Deborah;
As Issachar, so was Barak;
Into the valley they rushed at his heels;
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
16 
“Why [Reuben] did you linger among the [b]sheepfolds,
To hear the piping for the flocks?
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
17 
“Gilead remained beyond the Jordan;
And why did Dan live as an alien on ships?
Asher sat [still] on the seacoast,
And remained by its landings.
[These did not come to battle for God’s people.]
18 
“But Zebulun was a people who risked their lives to the [point of] death;
Naphtali also, on the heights of the field.

19 
“The kings came and fought;
Then the kings of Canaan fought
At Taanach by the waters of Megiddo.
Spoils of silver they did not obtain.
20 
“From the heavens the stars fought,
From their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 
“The torrent Kishon swept the enemy away,
The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon.
O my soul, march on with strength.
22 
“Then the horses’ hoofs beat [loudly]
Because of the galloping—the galloping of his valiant and powerful steeds.
23 
‘Curse [c]Meroz,’ said the messenger of the Lord,
‘Utterly curse 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 is Jael,
The wife of Heber the Kenite;
Most blessed is she of women in the tent.
25 
“Sisera asked for water and she gave him milk;
She brought him curds in a magnificent bowl.
26 
“She reached out her [left] hand for the tent peg,
And her right hand for the workmen’s hammer.
Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head;
And she shattered and pierced his temple.
27 
“He bowed, he fell, he lay [still] at her feet;
At her feet he bowed, he fell;
Where he bowed, there he fell dead.

28 
“Out of the window she looked down and lamented (cried out in a shrill voice),
The mother of Sisera through the lattice,
‘Why is his chariot delayed in coming?
Why have the hoofbeats of his chariots delayed?’
29 
“Her wise ladies answered her,
Indeed, she repeated her words to herself,
30 
‘Are they not finding and dividing the spoil?
A maiden (concubine) or two for every man;
A spoil of dyed garments for Sisera,
A spoil of dyed garments embroidered,
Two pieces of dyed garments embroidered for the neck of the plunderer?’
31 
“So let all Your enemies perish, O Lord;
But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might.”

And the land was at rest for forty years.

  1. Judges 5:14 Writing developed in Mesopotamia during the 4th millennium b.c. It began as a system of accounting to record financial matters and trading transactions.
  2. Judges 5:16 Or saddlebags
  3. Judges 5:23 A place in the territory of Naphtali.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

士師記 5

底波拉和巴拉之歌

1那一天,底波拉和巴拉高唱凱歌:

「以色列的首領身先士卒,
民眾前仆後繼,
你們要讚美耶和華!
君王和首領啊,請留心細聽!
我要向耶和華歌唱,
我要歌頌以色列的上帝耶和華。
耶和華啊,當你從西珥出來,
走過以東時,
大地震動,
天上降雨。
在西奈山的耶和華面前,
在以色列的上帝耶和華面前,
群山震動。
在亞拿的兒子珊迦與雅億的時代,
大路行人絕跡,
旅客繞道而行。
我底波拉做以色列之母以前,
以色列的鄉村人煙稀少。
以色列人選擇新的神明,
便戰禍臨門,
四萬以色列人中找不到一矛一盾。
我的心追隨以色列的首領,
追隨民中踴躍出征的人。
你們要讚美耶和華!

10 「你們騎白驢的、坐繡花毯子的、步行的,
都要傾聽。
11 歌樂手聚集在井旁,
傳揚耶和華和祂以色列子民的勝利。
耶和華的子民都來到城門口。

12 「底波拉啊,來吧,來吧,
歌唱吧!
亞比挪庵的兒子巴拉啊,來吧,
帶走你的戰俘吧!
13 倖存的以色列人回應他們的首領,
耶和華的子民為我攻擊勇士。
14 他們有些來自原屬亞瑪力人的以法蓮,
有些來自便雅憫,
統領出自瑪吉,
將官出自西布倫。
15 以薩迦的首領與底波拉同往,
以薩迦人隨巴拉同去,
眾人一起衝進山谷,
呂便人卻猶豫不決。
16 呂便人為什麼坐在羊圈中聽悠悠笛聲?
他們舉棋不定。
17 基列人留在約旦河對岸。
但人為什麼停留在船上?
亞設人在海岸靜坐,
在港口逗留。
18 但西布倫人和拿弗他利人卻拼死鏖戰沙場。

19 「迦南諸王來戰,
來到米吉多河邊的他納交戰,
卻沒有掠走金銀。
20 星辰從天上、從它們的軌道攻擊西西拉。
21 古老的基順河沖走了敵人。
我的心啊,要奮勇向前!
22 蹄聲隆隆,
駿馬疾馳!

23 「耶和華的天使說,
『要咒詛米羅斯,
要重重地咒詛米羅斯的居民,
因為他們沒有幫助耶和華,
沒有幫助耶和華攻擊強敵。』

24 「基尼人希百的妻子雅億是婦人中最有福的,
是住帳篷的婦人中最有福的。
25 西西拉求水,
雅億給他奶喝,
用珍貴的碗盛上乳酪。
26 雅億左手拿起橛子,
右手拿起工匠的錘子,
猛擊西西拉,
打碎了他的頭,
刺透了他的太陽穴。
27 西西拉屈身倒下,
死在她腳前,
一動不動地躺在那裡。

28 「他母親憑窗遠眺,
隔著窗櫺喊道,
『為什麼他的戰車遲遲不回?
為什麼還聽不到車輪聲?』
29 聰明的宮女安慰她,
她卻依然自言自語,
30 『莫非他們在搜索、瓜分戰利品?
也許每人得到一兩個少女,
西西拉也會分得從俘虜身上奪來的繡花彩巾。』
31 耶和華啊,
願你的敵人都像西西拉一樣滅亡!
願愛你的人如升起的太陽,
光輝熠熠!」

此後,以色列安享太平四十年。