The Song of Deborah – The Battle -Judges 5:19-23

“Kings came, they fought; the king of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo, but they carried off no silver, no plunder.

From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they bough against Sisera.

The river Kishon swept them away, the age-old river, the river Kishon. March on, my soul; be strong! Then thunder of horses’ hoofs-galloping, galloping go his mighty steeds.

‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of the Lord. ‘Curse its people bitterly, because they did not come to help the Lord, to help the Lord against the mighty.”


1. The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume II, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, New York, text note Judges 5:3-31, (5) the battle (vv.19-23)