Judges 5

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.


  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Judges 5


The Song of Deborah.

The Song of Deborah celebrates the Lord’s victory over a Canaanite army led by Sisera. This song is one of the oldest texts in the Old Testament, perhaps dating from the 12th century BC.

Verse 7 shows that this song was composed about Deborah, not this song was written by her.

This song begins with where their victory came from. It came from God (verses 1-10), the song of faith, trust in God. Therefore, this song calls for response to the victory with praise, reciting the stories (11-31)

The Israelite had peace in their land for forty years.

This song is a response to God’s victory (

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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