Deborah exhorts to praise; she begins; recounts the former wonders and mercies of God to his people, Jud_5:1-5. From the miseries of former times glories in their present state, Jud_5:6-9. Excites the governors, &c. to praise the Lord, Jud_5:10-13. Commends the chief of the tribes who went forth willingly to this battle, and checks the unwilling who tarried at home, Jud_5:14-18. Describes the victory in all its circumstances, Jud_5:19-22. Curseth Meroz for not coming to their assistance, Jud_5:23. Extols Jael and her act, Jud_5:24-27. Derideth Sisera’s court ladies, Jud_5:28-30. Prays for like judgment on their enemies, and prosperity to God’s people, Jud_5:31.
Deborah was the composer of this song as may be gathered from Jud_5:7.