:B:1 After Ehud died, the Israelites again treated Yahweh badly, 2 so he left them in the power of Yabin, king of Canaan. Yabin reigned in Ha zor, and the commander of his army was Si sera, who lived in Harosheth- hagoiim.
3 Then the Israelites cried to Yahweh, for Yabin had nine hundred chariots of war, and had kept the Is ra elites oppressed for twenty years.
4 At that time, Deborah, a pro phetess and wife of Lappidoth, be came judge. 5 She used to sit under what was called the Palm of Debo rah, between Ramah and Bethel, in the land of Ephraim. There she resolved the complaints that the Israelites presented to her. 6 And she sent and called for Barak, the son of Abinoam, who was from the town of Kedesh of Naphtali. She said to him, This is the order of Yahweh: Go, gather the people on Mount Ta bor and take with you ten thousand men from the tribes of Naph tali and Ze bulun, 7 for I am going to bring Sise ra to you at the river Kishon with his chariots and men, and I will give him into your hands.
8 Barak answered her, If you will go, then I shall go, too
9 In this way Deborah went with Ba rak to Kedesh. 10 Barak summoned men from Zebulun and Naph tali and ten thousand followed him. Deborah also went up with him. 12 When Sisera came to know that Barak had climbed Mount Tabor, 13 he gathered all his char iotsnine hundred chariots of war in alland all his men, and they set out from Harosheth-ha-goiim to the river Kishon.
14 Then Deborah said to Barak, Rise, for this is the day in which Yahweh shall give Sisera into your hands. Today, Yahweh goes be fore you.
14 So, Barak went down from Mount Tabor with his ten thousand men. 15 Yah weh made him win over Sisera and his chariots and all his army. Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled, 16 while Barak pursued the chariots and the army to Harosheth-ha-goiim. All of Siseras army perished. Nobody was spared.
11 At that moment, Heber the Kenite was encamped by the oak of Zaan-nannim, near Kedesh, after sepa rating from the other Kenite descendants of Hobab, Moses father-in-law. 17 There Sisera took refuge, and came running to the tent of Yael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. Peace reigned between the Kenite tribe and the Canaanites of Yabin, king of Hazor.
18 Yael came out to meet Sisera and said to him, Come this way, my lord, have no fear. Sisera entered and Yael hid him under a blanket. 19 He asked her for a little water to quench his thirst. The woman opened a skin of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him again with the blanket. 20 And he said to her, Stand at the entrance
23 On that day Yahweh humbled Yabin before the Israelites. 24 The Israel ites did not rest until they destroyed all the Canaanites.