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18 But soldiers of Zebulun
    and Naphtali
risked their lives
    to attack the enemy.[a]
19 Canaanite kings fought us
at Taanach by the stream
    near Megiddo[b]
but they couldn’t rob us
    of our silver.[c]
20 From their pathways in the sky
    the stars[d] fought Sisera,

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Footnotes

  1. 5.18 to attack the enemy: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
  2. 5.19 stream near Megiddo: Probably refers to one of the streams that flow into the Kishon River.
  3. 5.19 rob us of our silver: The army that won a battle would take everything of value from the dead enemy soldiers.
  4. 5.20 stars: In ancient times, the stars were sometimes regarded as supernatural beings.

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