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1.  And when Ehud was dead, the children of Yisra`el again did evil in the eyes of YHWH.
2.  Therefore YHWH sold them into the hand of Yabin the sovereign of Kena'an, who reigned in Hatsor. And the commander of his army was Sisera, who was dwelling in Harosheth Haggoyim.
3.  And the children of Yisra'el cried out to YHWH, because he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and for twenty years he harshly oppressed the children of Yisra'el.
4.  And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was ruling Yisra'el at that time.
5.  And she was dwelling under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beyth El in the mountains of Ephrayim. And the children of Yisra'el came up to her for right-ruling.
6.  And she sent and called for Baraq son of Abino'am from Qedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, 'Has not YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el commanded, 'Go, and you shall draw towards Mount Tabor, and shall take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun,
7.  and I shall draw unto you Sisera, the commander of Yabin's army, with his chariots and his company at the wadi Qishon, and shall give him into your hand'?'
8.  And Baraq said to her, 'If you go with me, then I shall go; but if you do not go with me, I do not go.'
9.  And she said, 'I shall certainly go with you. Only, there shall be no esteem for you in the journey you are taking, for YHWH is going to sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.' So Deborah arose and went with Baraq to Qedesh.
10.  And Baraq called Zebulun and Naphtali to Qedesh. And he went up - ten thousand men under his command - and Deborah went up with him.
11.  And Heber the Qeynite, of the children of Hobab the father-in-law of Mosheh, had separated himself from the Qeynites and pitched his tent near the terebinth tree at Tsa'anayim, which is beside Qedesh.
12.  And they reported to Sisera that Baraq son of Abino'am had gone up to Mount Tabor.
13.  So Sisera called all his chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people who were with him, from Harosheth Haggoyim to the wadi Qishon.
14.  And Deborah said to Baraq, 'Rise up! For this is the day in which YHWH has given Sisera into your hand. Has not YHWH gone out before you?' And Baraq went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men after him.
15.  And YHWH destroyed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Baraq. And Sisera leaped from his chariot and fled away on foot.
16.  But Baraq pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth Haggoyim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword, not one was left.
17.  Sisera, meanwhile, had fled on foot to the tent of Ya'el, the wife of Heber the Qeynite, for there was peace between Yabin sovereign of Hatsor and the house of Heber the Qeynite.
18.  And Ya'el went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, 'Turn aside, my master, turn aside to me, do not fear.' So he turned aside with her into the tent, and she covered him with a blanket.
19.  And he said to her, 'Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty.' So she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him a drink, and covered him.
20.  And he said to her, 'Stand at the door of the tent, and it shall be if anyone comes and asks you, and says, 'Is there a man here?' you shall say, 'No.''
21.  But Ya'el, Heber's wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into the side of his head, and it went down into the ground - for he was fast asleep and exhausted - and he died.
22.  And see, as Baraq pursued Sisera, Ya'el came out to meet him, and said to him, 'Come, let me show you the man whom you are seeking.' And when he went into her tent, there lay Sisera, dead with the peg in the side of his head.
23.  And on that day Elohim humbled Yabin sovereign of Kena'an in the presence of the children of Yisra'el.
24.  And the hand of the children of Yisra'el grew stronger and stronger against Yabin sovereign of Kena'an, until they had cut off Yabin sovereign of Kena'an.
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