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