“In the days of Shamgar son of Anath,(A)
    in the days of Jael,(B) the highways(C) were abandoned;
    travelers took to winding paths.(D)
Villagers in Israel would not fight;
    they held back until I, Deborah,(E) arose,
    until I arose, a mother in Israel.
God chose new leaders(F)
    when war came to the city gates,(G)
but not a shield or spear(H) was seen
    among forty thousand in Israel.

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