New International Version
6 “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)
7 Villagers in Israel would not fight;
they held back until I, Deborah,(E) arose,
until I arose, a mother in Israel.
8 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.