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Deborah and Barak deliver Israel

4:1 And the sons of Israel did evil again in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, when Ehud was dead.
4:2 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor ; the captain of whose host [was] Sisera, which stayed in Harosheth of the Gentiles.
4:3 And the sons of Israel cried to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
because he had nine hundred chariots of iron ; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the sons of Israel.
4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
4:5 And she lived under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment.
4:6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said to him, Has not YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of Israel commanded, [saying], Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun ?
4:7 And I will draw to you to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude ; and I will deliver him into your hand.
4:8 And Barak said to her, If you will go with me, then I will go but if you will not go with me, [then] I will not go.
4:9 And she said, I will surely go with you in spite of the journey that you take shall not be for your honor ; for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
4:10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh ; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet and Deborah went up with him.
4:11 Now Heber the Kenite, [which was] of the sons of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent to the plain of Zaanaim, which [is] by Kedesh.
4:12 And they had shown Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.
4:13 And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, [even] nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that [were] with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles to the river of Kishon.
4:14 And Deborah said to Barak, Up; for this [is] the day in which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has delivered Sisera into your hand isn’t YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
gone out before you? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
4:15 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
discomfited Sisera, and all [his] chariots, and all [his] host, with the edge of the sword before Barak ; so that Sisera lighted down off [his] chariot, and fled away on his foot.
4:16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, to Harosheth of the Gentiles and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword ; [and] there was not a man left.
4:17 However Sisera ran away on foot 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.

Death of Sisera


4:18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in to her into the tent, she covered him with a robe.
4:19 And he said to her, Please give me a little water to drink ; because I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
4:20 Again he said to her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man does come and inquire of you, and say, Is there any man here ? that you will say, No.
4:21 Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him, and struck the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
4:22 And, see, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek. And when he came into her [tent], behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail [was] in his temples.
4:23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the sons of Israel.
4:24 And the hand of the sons of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan

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