J U D G E S
The method of the history of Deborah and Barak
(the heroes in this chapter) is the same with that before. Here is,
I. Israel revolted from God, ver.
1. II. Israel oppressed by Jabin, ver. 2, 3. III. Israel judged by Deborah,
ver. 4, 5. IV. Israel
rescued out of the hands of Jabin. 1. Their deliverance is
concerted between Deborah and Barak, ver. 6, 9. 2. It is accomplished by their
joint-agency. Barak takes the field, ver. 10. Sisera, Jabin's general, meets him,
ver. 12, 13. Deborah
encourages him, ver. 14.
And God gives him a complete victory. The army routed, ver. 15, 16. The general forced to
flee, ver. 17. And where he
expected shelter he had his life stolen from him by Jael while he
was asleep (ver. 18-21),
which completes Barak's triumph (ver.
22) and Israel's deliverance, ver. 23, 24.