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1 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli babuye benza okubi emehlweni kaJehova, esefile u-Ehudi.
2 UJehova wathengisa ngabo esandleni sikaJabini inkosi yaseKhanani, owabusa eHasori, onduna yempi yakhe yayinguSisera owahlala eHarosheti labezizwe.
3 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli bakhala kuJehova, ngokuba wayenezinqola ezingamakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye zensimbi; wacindezela kakhulu abantwana bakwa-Israyeli iminyaka engamashumi amabili.
4 UDebora umprofethikazi, umkaLapidoti, wahlulela u-Israyeli ngaleso sikhathi.
5 Wayehlala phansi kwesundu likaDebora phakathi kweRama neBethele ezintabeni zakwa-Efrayimi; abantwana bakwa-Israyeli bakhuphukela kuye ukuba bahlulelwe.
6 Wathuma wabiza uBaraki indodana ka-Abinohama waseKedeshi Nafetali, wathi kuye: “UJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli akayalanga yini ngokuthi: ‘Hamba usondele entabeni yaseThabori, uye nabantu abayizinkulungwane eziyishumi babantwana bakwaNafetali nabantwana bakwaZebuloni, na?
7 Ngiyakusondeza kuwe emfudlaneni iKishoni uSisera induna yempi kaJabini, nezinqola zakhe, nesixuku sakhe, ngimnikele esandleni sakho.’ ”
8 UBaraki wathi kuye: “Uma uhamba nami, ngiyakuhamba; kepha uma ungahambi nami, angiyikuhamba.”
9 Wathi kuye: “Impela ngiyakuhamba nawe, kodwa indlela oyakuhamba ngayo ayiyikuba ngeyodumo lwakho, ngokuba uJehova uyakumthengisa uSisera esandleni sowesifazane.” Wayesesuka uDebora, wahamba noBaraki, baya eKedeshi.
10 UBaraki wabiza oZebuloni noNafetali ukuba beze eKedeshi; kwakhuphuka abantu abayizinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinyathelweni zakhe; naye uDebora wakhuphuka naye.
11 Kepha uHebere umKheni wayezahlukanisile namaKheni, abantwana bakwaHobabi umukhwe kaMose, wamisa itende lakhe kwaze kwaba se-okini laseShananimi eliseduze neKedeshi.
12 Bamtshela uSisera ukuthi uBaraki indodana ka-Abinohama ukhuphukele entabeni yaseThabori.
13 USisera wayesebutha zonke izinqola zakhe, izinqola ezingamakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye zensimbi, nabantu bonke ababenaye, kusukela eHarosheti labezizwe kuze kube semfudlaneni iKishoni.
14 UDebora wathi kuBaraki: “Vuka, ngokuba yilolu suku uJehova anikele ngalo uSisera esandleni sakho; uJehova akaphumanga phambi kwakho na?” UBaraki wehla entabeni yaseThabori nabantu abayizinkulungwane eziyishumi emva kwakhe.
15 UJehova wamngquzula uSisera nazo zonke izinqola zakhe nempi yakhe yonke ngosiko lwenkemba phambi kukaBaraki; uSisera wehlika enqoleni yakhe, wabaleka ngezinyawo.
16 Kepha uBaraki waxosha izinqola nempi kwaze kwaba seHarosheti labezizwe; yonke impi kaSisera yawa ngosiko lwenkemba, akwasala muntu.
17 Kepha uSisera wabaleka ngezinyawo, wafika etendeni likaJayeli umkaHebere umKheni, ngokuba kwakukhona ukuthula phakathi kukaJabini inkosi yaseHasori nendlu kaHebere umKheni.
18 UJayeli waphuma ukumhlangabeza uSisera, wathi kuye: “Phambuka, nkosi yami; phambukela kimi, ungesabi.” Waphambukela kuye etendeni, wamembesa ingubo.
19 Wayesethi kuye: “Ake ungiphuzise ingcosana yamanzi, ngokuba ngomile.” Wavumbulula igabha lobisi, wamphuzisa, wamembesa.
20 Wathi kuye: “Yima emnyango wetende; kuyakuthi nxa kufika umuntu abuze kuwe athi: ‘Kukhona muntu lapha na?’ uthi: ‘Qha.’ ”
21 UJayeli umkaHebere wayesethatha isikhonkwane setende, waphatha isando ngesandla, wanyonyobela kuye, wambethela esikhaleni sendlebe ngesikhonkwane, sagqobhoza, saphumela emhlabathini, ngokuba wayelele ubuthongo obukhulu ediniwe; wafa kanjalo.
22 Bheka, uBaraki esamxosha uSisera, uJayeli waphuma ukumhlangabeza, wathi kuye: “Woza, ngikubonise omfunayo.” Waya kuye; bheka, uSisera wayelele efile, isikhonkwane sisesikhaleni sendlebe yakhe.
23 Ngalolo suku uNkulunkulu wamnqoba uJabini inkosi yaseKhanani phambi kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli.
24 Isandla sabantwana bakwa-Israyeli saqhubeka saba namandla njalo phezu kukaJabini inkosi yaseKhanani, baze bamqeda uJabini inkosi yaseKhanani.