4:21 Then Jael wife of Heber took a tent peg in one hand and a hammer in the other. 1 She crept up on him, drove the tent peg through his temple into the ground 2 while he was asleep from exhaustion, 3 and he died. 4:22 Now Barak was chasing Sisera. Jael went out to welcome him. She said to him, “Come here and I will show you the man you are searching for.” He went with her into the tent, 4 and there he saw Sisera sprawled out dead 5 with the tent peg in his temple.
1 tn Heb “took a tent peg and put a hammer in her hand.”
2 tn Heb “and it went into the ground.”
3 tn Heb “and exhausted.” Another option is to understand this as a reference to the result of the fatal blow. In this case, the phrase could be translated, “and he breathed his last.”
4 tn Heb “he went to her.”
5 tn Heb “fallen, dead.”