Judges 5:1
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New International Version
On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song:

New Living Translation
On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song:

English Standard Version
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day:

New American Standard Bible
Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,

King James Bible
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang:

International Standard Version
Later that day, Deborah and Abinoam's son Barak celebrated by singing this song:

NET Bible
On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this victory song:

New Heart English Bible
Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day Deborah and Barak, son of Abinoam, sang this song:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then sang Deborah with Barak, the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

American King James Version
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

American Standard Version
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
In that day Debbora and Barac son of Abinoem sung, and said:

Darby Bible Translation
Then sang Deborah and Barak, the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying,

English Revised Version
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

World English Bible
Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Deborah singeth -- also Barak son of Abinoam -- on that day, saying: --
Study Bible
The Song of Deborah and Barak
1Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying, 2"That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless the LORD!…
Cross References
Exodus 15:1
Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and said, "I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.

Judges 4:24
The hand of the sons of Israel pressed heavier and heavier upon Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin the king of Canaan.

Job 36:24
"Remember that you should exalt His work, Of which men have sung.

Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Treasury of Scripture

Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

sang Deborah. This verse briefly recites the subject of this inspired song, which consists of eight stanzas: The first opens with a devout thanksgiving. The second describes the magnificent scenes at Mount Sinai. The third states the apostasy and consequent punishment of the Israelites. The fourth contrasts their present happy state. The fifth censures the recreant?? tribes of Reuben, Gad. The sixth records the defeat of the confederate kings of Canaan. The seventh contains a panegyric on Jael. And the eight describes the fond anticipations and disappointment of the mother of Sisera.

Exodus 15:1,21 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, …

Numbers 21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing you to it:

1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn …

2 Chronicles 20:21,27 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to …

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Psalm 18:1 I will love you, O LORD, my strength.

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Judges 12:1-6 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, …

Luke 1:46,67,68 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord…

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

Revelation 19:1-3 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, …

(1) Then sang Deborah.--She was a prophetess, I and the word for "prophet," like the Latin vates, involved gifts which were closely allied to those of the poet.

And Barak.--Doubtless Deborah was the sole author of the song, as is implied by the singular verb (Judges 5:3); but no doubt Barak joined in antiphon when it was sung, just as Moses, at the head of the warriors, and Miriam, at the head of the women, sang the song of Moses, in Exodus 15. As the English version requires some correction, I have appended a translation at the end of the chapter, which must be regarded as a kind of running commentary.

Verse 1. - Then sang Deborah, etc. The ode which follows was doubtless the composition of Deborah the prophetess, and was sung by her (as the gender of the Hebrew verb indicates), assisted by Barak, who perhaps sang the antistrophe (cf. Exodus 15:1, 21). It is a song of wonderful beauty and lyric power, somewhat difficult, as all Hebrew poetry is. Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam,.... Deborah is first mentioned, because she was, as Kimchi says, the root or foundation of the work, the chief person in it, both in the direction of the war, and in the composition of this song; and indeed, as Ben Gersom observes, she alone composed it, see Judges 5:7; and the verb is singular: "then sang Deborah"; and after her, and in her words, sung also Barak; he joined with her, not in making the song, but in singing it; and so likewise the people of Israel joined with her in singing it, as they did with Moses at the Red sea; and this song was sung

on that day; not on the precise day on which the victory was obtained over Sisera and his army, but on occasion of that memorable day, and what followed upon it:

saying; the following divine hymn or song, penned by Deborah, under divine inspiration, as the sublimity of the style, the fine and noble thoughts and sentiments that are in it, the beautiful and elegant phrases in which they are expressed, abundantly show; no Sappho, or any Grecian poetess, nor indeed any poet whatever, uninspired, being equal to the writer of this poem. CHAPTER 5

Jud 5:1-31. Deborah and Barak's Song of Thanksgiving.

1. Then sang Deborah and Barak … on that day—This noble triumphal ode was evidently the composition of Deborah herself.5:1-5. No time should be lost in returning thanks to the Lord for his mercies; for our praises are most acceptable, pleasant, and profitable, when they flow from a full heart. By this, love and gratitude would be more excited and more deeply fixed in the hearts of believers; the events would be more known and longer remembered. Whatever Deborah, Barak, or the army had done, the Lord must have all the praise. The will, the power, and the success were all from Him.
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