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Now at that time Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging[a] Israel. And she used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites[b] went up to her for judgment. She sent and called for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh Naphtali and said to him, “Has not Yahweh the God of Israel commanded you? ‘Go, march to[c] Mount Tabor, and take ten thousand men from the descendants[d] of Naphtali and Zebulun.

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  1. Judges 4:4 Or “leading”
  2. Judges 4:5 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. Judges 4:6 Literally “take the lead at”
  4. Judges 4:6 Or “sons/children”