The Promised Land
(Category 6 of 16)
CHAPTER 4 References
1 aJudg. 2:19
2 aJudg. 2:14
bJosh. 11:1, 10
c1 Sam. 12:9;
dJudg. 4:13, 16
3 aDeut. 20:1;
1 When Ehud was dead, athe children of Israel again did bevil in the sight of the LORD.
2 So the LORD asold them into the hand of Jabin king of , who reigned in bHazor. The commander of his army was cSisera, who dwelt in dHarosheth Hagoyim.
3 And the children of Israel cried out to the LORD; for Jabin had nine hundred achariots of iron, and for twenty years bhe had harshly oppressed the children of Israel.
4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the
wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time.
5 aAnd she would sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the mountains of Ephraim. And the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
6 Then she sent and called for aBarak the son of Abinoam from bKedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “Has not the LORD God of Israel commanded, ‘Go and 1deploy troops at Mount cTabor; take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun;
7 ‘and against you aI will deploy Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude at the bRiver Kishon; and I will 1deliver him into your hand’?”
8 And Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go!”
9 So she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the LORD will asell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
10 And Barak called aZebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; he went up with ten thousand men bunder1 his command, and Deborah went up with him.
11 Now Heber athe Kenite, of the children of bHobab the father-in-law of Moses, had separated himself from the Kenites and pitched his tent near the terebinth tree at Zaanaim, cwhich is beside Kedesh.
12 And they reported to Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor.
13 So Sisera gathered together all his chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people who were with him, from Harosheth Hagoyim to the River Kishon.
14 Then Deborah said to Barak, 1“Up! For this is the day in which the LORD has delivered Sisera into your hand. aHas not the LORD gone out before you?” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
15 And the LORD routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled away on foot.
16 But Barak pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth Hagoyim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; not a man was aleft.
17 However, Sisera had fled away on foot to the tent of aJael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
18 And Jael went out to meet Sis-
5 aGen. 35:8
6 aHeb. 11:32
7 aEx. 14:4
1 Kin. 18:40;
Ps. 83:9, 10
9 aJudg. 2:14
10 aJudg. 5:18
1 Kin. 20:10
1Lit. at his
11 aJudg. 1:16
14 aDeut. 9:3;
31:3; 2 Sam.
5:24; Ps. 68:7;
16 aEx. 14:28;
17 aJudg. 5:6
CHAPTER 5 References
1 aEx. 15:1;
2 aPs. 18:47
b2 Chr. 17:16
3 aDeut. 32:1,
3 bPs. 27:6
4 aDeut. 33:2;
Ps. 68:7 bPs.
5 aPs. 97:5
6 aJudg. 3:31
era, and said to him, “Turn aside,my lord, turn aside to me; do not fear.” And when he had turned aside with her into the tent, she covered him with a 1blanket.
19 Then he said to her, “Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty.” So she opened aa jug of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him.
20 And he said to her, “Stand at the door of the tent, and if any man comes and inquires of you, and says, ‘Is there any man here?’ you shall say, ‘No.’ ”
21 Then Jael, Heber’s wife, atook a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
22 And then, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, “Come, I will show you the man whom you seek.” And when he went into her tent, there lay Sisera, dead with the peg in his temple.
23 So on that day God subdued Jabin king of in the presence of the children of Israel.
24 And the hand of the children of Israel grew stronger and stronger against Jabin king of , until they had destroyed Jabin king of .
The Song of Deborah
1 Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam asang on that day, saying:
2 “When1 leaders alead in Israel, bWhen the people 2willingly offer themselves, Bless the LORD!
3 “Hear,a O kings! Give ear, O princes! I, even bI, will sing to the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
4 “LORD, awhen You went out from Seir, When You marched from bthe field of
5 aThe mountains 1gushed before the LORD, bThis Sinai, before the LORD God of Israel.
6 “In the days of aShamgar, son of Anath, In the days of bJael, cThe highways were deserted, And the travelers walked along the byways.
7 Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel,
Until I, Deborah, arose, Arose a mother in Israel.
8 They chose anew gods; Then there was war in the gates; Not a or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel.
9 My heart is with the rulers of Israel Who offered themselves willingly with the people. Bless the LORD!
10 “Speak, you who ride on white adonkeys, Who sit in judges’ attire, And who walk along the road.
11 Far from the noise of the archers, among the watering places, There they shall recount the righteous acts of the LORD, The righteous acts for His villagers in Israel; Then the people of the LORD shall go down to the gates.
12 “Awake,a awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, sing a song! Arise, Barak, and lead your captives away, O son of Abinoam!
13 “Then the survivors came down, the people against the nobles; The LORD came down for me against the mighty.
14 From Ephraim were those whose roots were in aAmalek. After you, Benjamin, with your peoples, From Machir rulers came down, And from Zebulun those who bear the recruiter’s staff.
15 And 1the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; As Issachar, so was Barak Sent into the valley 2under his command; Among the divisions of Reuben There were great resolves of heart.
16 Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, To hear the pipings for the flocks? The divisions of Reuben have great searchings of heart.
17 aGilead stayed beyond the , And why did Dan remain 1on ships? bAsher continued at the seashore, And stayed by his inlets.
18 aZebulun is a people who jeopardized their lives to the point of death, Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.
8 aDeut. 32:17
10 aJudg. 10:4;
12 aPs. 57:8
14 aJudg. 3:13
15 1So with
at his feet
17 aJosh. 22:9
31 1Or at ease
18 aJudg. 4:6,
19 aJudg. 1:27
21 aJudg. 4:7
23 1Or Angel
24 a[Luke 1:28] 27 aJudg.
her words to
31 aPs. 92:9
19 “The kings came and fought, Then the kings of
20 They fought from the heavens; The stars from their courses fought against Sisera.
21 aThe torrent of Kishon swept them away, That ancient torrent, the torrent of Kishon. O my soul, march on in strength!
22 Then the horses’ hooves pounded, The galloping, galloping of his steeds.
23 ‘Curse Meroz,’ said the 1angel of the LORD, ‘Curse its inhabitants bitterly, Because they did not come to the help of the LORD, To the help of the LORD against the mighty.’
24 “Most blessed among women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; aBlessed is she among women in tents.
25 He asked for water, she gave milk; She brought out cream in a lordly bowl.
26 She stretched her hand to the tent peg, Her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; She pounded Sisera, she pierced his head, She split and struck through his temple.
27 At her feet he sank, he fell, he lay still; At her feet he sank, he fell; Where he sank, there he fell adead.
28 “The mother of Sisera looked through the window, And cried out through the
29 Her wisest 1ladies answered her, Yes, she 2answered herself,
30 ‘Are they not finding and dividing the spoil: To every man a girl or two; For Sisera, plunder of dyed garments, Plunder of garments embroidered and dyed, Two pieces of dyed embroidery for the neck of the looter?’
31 “Thus let all Your enemies aperish, O LORD!
But let those who love Him be blike the csun When it comes out in full dstrength.” So the land had rest for forty years.
31 b2 Sam.
23:4 cPs. 37:6;
89:36, 37 dPs.
God the Rock of Salvation
1 IN aYou, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
2 aDeliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; bIncline Your ear to me, and save me.
3 aBe my 1strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the bcommandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
4 aDeliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For You are amy hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.
6 aBy You I have been 1upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
7 aI have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge.
8 Let amy mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day.
9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies speak against me; And those who lie in wait for my life atake counsel together,
11 Saying, “God has forsaken him; Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.”
12 aO God, do not be far from me; O my God, bmake haste to help me! 13 Let them be 1confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt.
PSALM 71 References
1 aPs. 25:2, 3
2 aPs. 31:1 bPs.
3 aPs. 31:2, 3
bPs. 44:4 1Lit.
rock of refuge
or rock of
4 aPs. 140:1, 3
5 aJer. 14:8;
17:7, 13, 17;
6 aPs. 22:9, 10;
Is. 46:3 1sustained
7 aIs. 8:18;
1 Cor. 4:9
8 aPs. 35:28
10 a2 Sam.
12 aPs. 35:22
17 aDeut. 4:5;
18 a[Is. 46:4] 19 aDeut. 3:24;
Ps. 57:10 bPs.
lit. to the
20 aPs. 60:3
bHos. 6:1, 2
22 aPs. 92:1–3
b2 Kin. 19:22;
23 aPs. 103:4
14 But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
17 O God,You have taught me from my ayouth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
18 Now also awhen I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
19 Also aYour righteousness, O God, is 1very high, You who have done great things; bO God, who is like You?
20 aYou, who have shown me great and severe troubles, bShall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness, And comfort me on every side.
22 Also awith the I will praise You— And Your faithfulness, O my God! To You I will sing with the harp, O bHoly One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, And amy soul, which You have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; For they are confounded, For they are brought to shame Who seek my hurt.
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