4:12 When Sisera heard 1 that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor, 4:13 he 2 ordered 3 all his chariotry – nine hundred chariots with iron-rimmed wheels – and all the troops he had with him to go from Harosheth-Haggoyim to the River Kishon. 4:14 Deborah said to Barak, “Spring into action, 4 for this is the day the Lord is handing Sisera over to you! 5 Has the Lord not taken the lead?” 6 Barak quickly went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
1 tn Heb “and they told Sisera.”
2 tn Heb “Sisera.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“he”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Or “summoned.”
4 tn Heb “Arise!”
5 tn The verb form (a Hebrew perfect, indicating completed action from the standpoint of the speaker) emphasizes the certainty of the event. Though it had not yet taken place, the
6 tn Heb “Has the