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18 Zebulun was a people who defied death,
    Naphtali, too, on the open heights!(A)
19 The kings came and fought;
    then they fought, those kings of Canaan,
At Taanach by the waters of Megiddo;
    no spoil of silver did they take.
20 From the heavens the stars[a] fought;
    from their courses they fought against Sisera.(B)

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  1. 5:20–21 Stars: the heavenly host, or angelic army. The roles played by the stars and the flash floods underscore the divine involvement in the battle (cf. 5:4–5).