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 Judges 4:1 - 24
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After Ehud died, the Israelites once again did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the LORD sold them into the hands of Jabin, a king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth Haggoyim.
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Because he had nine hundred iron chariots and had cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years, they cried to the LORD for help.
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading F18 Israel at that time.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites came to her to have their disputes decided.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, "The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: 'Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead the way to Mount Tabor.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will lure Sisera, the commander of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.'"
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Barak said to her, "If you go with me, I will go; but if you don't go with me, I won't go."
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Very well," Deborah said, "I will go with you. But because of the way you are going about this, F19 the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will hand Sisera over to a woman." So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh,
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
where he summoned Zebulun and Naphtali. Ten thousand men followed him, and Deborah also went with him.
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Heber the Kenite had left the other Kenites, the descendants of Hobab, Moses' brother-in-law, F20 and pitched his tent by the great tree in Zaanannim near Kedesh.
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When they told Sisera that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor,
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Sisera gathered together his nine hundred iron chariots and all the men with him, from Harosheth Haggoyim to the Kishon River.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Deborah said to Barak, "Go! This is the day the LORD has given Sisera into your hands. Has not the LORD gone ahead of you?" So Barak went down Mount Tabor, followed by ten thousand men.
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At Barak's advance, the LORD routed Sisera and all his chariots and army by the sword, and Sisera abandoned his chariot and fled on foot.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Barak pursued the chariots and army as far as Harosheth Haggoyim. All the troops of Sisera fell by the sword; not a man was left.
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Sisera, however, fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there were friendly relations between Jabin king of Hazor and the clan of Heber the Kenite.
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, "Come, my lord, come right in. Don't be afraid." So he entered her tent, and she put a covering over him.
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"I'm thirsty," he said. "Please give me some water." She opened a skin of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him up.
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Stand in the doorway of the tent," he told her. "If someone comes by and asks you, 'Is anyone here?' say 'No.'"
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Jael, Heber's wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Barak came by in pursuit of Sisera, and Jael went out to meet him. "Come," she said, "I will show you the man you're looking for." So he went in with her, and there lay Sisera with the tent peg through his temple - dead.
 
4:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On that day God subdued Jabin, the Canaanite king, before the Israelites.
 
4:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the hand of the Israelites grew stronger and stronger against Jabin, the Canaanite king, until they destroyed him.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F18 Traditionally judging
F19 Or But on the expedition you are undertaking
F20 Or father-in-law

 
 

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