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11 All of you who now hear the sound of shepherds at the watering places,
    proclaim the just victories of the Eternal,
    the just triumphs of His destitute people in Israel,
As the people of the Eternal go down to the gates!

12 Wake up, wake up, Deborah!
    Wake up, wake up, and sing!
Get up, Barak! Get up and carry off your captives,
    O son of Abinoam!
13 Then down went a surviving people to those who were noble,
    and the Eternal One marched to me with the mighty!

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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.