Contemporary English Version
18 But soldiers of Zebulun
risked their lives
to attack the enemy.[a]
19 Canaanite kings fought us
at Taanach by the stream
but they couldn’t rob us
of our silver.[c]
20 From their pathways in the sky
the stars[d] fought Sisera,
- 5.18 to attack the enemy: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
- 5.19 stream near Megiddo: Probably refers to one of the streams that flow into the Kishon River.
- 5.19 rob us of our silver: The army that won a battle would take everything of value from the dead enemy soldiers.
- 5.20 stars: In ancient times, the stars were sometimes regarded as supernatural beings.