WOMEN WHO SAVED A NATION
On that day Deborah and Barak, the son of Abinoam
"O Jehovah, when thou wentest from Seir, Marching from the region of Edom, Earth trembled, the heavens swayed, The clouds also dripped water; The hills quaked before Jehovah, Yon Sinai, before Israel's God.
"In the days of Anath's son, Shamgar, In JaePs days the roads were unused, And travellers walked through byways. Leaders disappeared in Israel, Until you, O Deborah, rose, Till you rose as a mother in Israel.
"My heart is with the commanders of Israel, Who volunteered among the people.
Bless Jehovah ! You who ride on tawny asses, Who sit upon rich saddle-cloths; You who walk by the way, tell of it. Far from sounds of dividing the spoil, In the places where water is drawn, Let them tell of Jehovah's righteous acts, And the righteous deeds of his leaders!
"Then the people of Jehovah Went down to the gates, crying: 'Awake, awake, O Deborah, Awake, awake, sing a battle-song! Rise up, rise up, O Barak, Take your captives, O son of Abinoam!'
"So they went down against the powerful, The Lord's people against the mighty. From Machir, commanders went down, From Zebulun, standard-bearers, Issachar's princes with Deborah, And with Barak, the men of Naphtali; Into the valley they streamed after him.
"Zebulun risked its life, Naphtali on the heights of the field. Rulers came, they fought, The rulers of Canaan fought At Taanach by the waters of Megiddo.