“Out of the window she looked down and lamented (cried out in a shrill voice), The mother of Sisera through the lattice, ‘Why is his chariot delayed in coming? Why have the hoofbeats of his chariots delayed?’
“Sisera’s mother looked out through the window. She looked through the ·curtains [lattice] and cried out, ‘Why is Sisera’s chariot so late in coming? Why are ·sounds of his chariots’ horses [L the chariots’ hoofbeats] delayed?’
Sisera’s mother waited at the window, a weary, anxious watch. “What’s keeping his chariot? What delays his chariot’s rumble?” The wisest of her ladies-in-waiting answers with calm, reassuring words, “Don’t you think they’re busy at plunder, dividing up the loot? A girl, maybe two girls, for each man, And for Sisera a bright silk shirt, a prize, fancy silk shirt! And a colorful scarf—make it two scarves— to grace the neck of the plunderer.”
“Sisera’s mother looked out through the window. From behind the wooden screen she cried out. ‘Why is his chariot taking so long to get here?’ she said. ‘Why can’t I hear the noise of his chariots yet?’
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