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11 The village musicians
Gather at the village well
To sing of the triumphs of the Lord.
Again and again they sing the ballad
Of how the Lord saved Israel
With an army of peasants!
The people of the Lord
Marched through the gates!
12 Awake, O Deborah, and sing!
Arise, O Barak!
O son of Abinoam, lead away your captives!
13-14 Down from Mount Tabor marched the noble remnant.
The people of the Lord
Marched down against great odds.
They came from Ephraim and Benjamin,
From Machir and from Zebulun.

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11 the voice of the singers[a] at the watering places.
    They recite the victories(A) of the Lord,
    the victories of his villagers in Israel.

“Then the people of the Lord
    went down to the city gates.(B)
12 ‘Wake up,(C) wake up, Deborah!(D)
    Wake up, wake up, break out in song!
Arise, Barak!(E)
    Take captive your captives,(F) son of Abinoam.’

13 “The remnant of the nobles came down;
    the people of the Lord came down to me against the mighty.

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  1. Judges 5:11 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.