Judges 5

Chapter five of Judges is a song in celebration of the victory recounted in chapter four. Such victory songs were common in the culture of the ancient world. An example from earlier in the Bible is Miriam's song of victory after God brought the Israelites through the Red Sea and destroyed the Egyptian army. Judges five is the song of Deborah rejoicing in the LORD's victory over his and his people's enemies; at the same time, the song includes both a challenge and a promise for us today.