Hear, you kings; listen, you dignitaries! I myself—to the LORD, I myself will sing, 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, The clouds also dripped water.
The mountains flowed with water
at the presence of the LORD, 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 roads were deserted, And travelers went by roundabout ways.
The peasantry came to an end, they came to an end in Israel, Until I, Deborah, arose, Until I arose, a mother in Israel.
New gods were chosen; Then war was in
the gates. Not a shield or a spear was seen Among forty thousand in Israel.
My heart goes out
to the commanders of Israel, The volunteers among the people; Bless the LORD!
You who ride on white donkeys, You who sit on rich
carpets, And you who travel on the road—shout in praise!
At the sound of those who distribute water
among the watering places, There they will recount the righteous deeds of the LORD, The righteous deeds for His peasantry in Israel. Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates.
'Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, sing a song! Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, son of Abinoam.
Then survivors came down to the nobles; The people of the LORD came down to me as warriors.
From Ephraim those whose root is in Amalek came down,
Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples; From Machir commanders came down, And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of office.
And the princes of Issachar were
with Deborah; As was
Issachar, so was
Barak; Into the valley they rushed at his heels; Among the divisions of Reuben There were
great determinations of heart.
Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, To hear the piping for the flocks? Among the divisions of Reuben There were
great searchings of heart.