Most blessed of women is Jael
Blessed is she among women in tents

Sank and he fell, at her feet he lay still

Sisera wants water, she gave him milk
Brought it out in a lordly bowl
A hand to the tent peg, a hand to the hammer
She pierced his head right through the temple

Sank and he fell, at her feet he lay still



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    General Commentjael is a heroine of the bible who saved the hebrews by getting a man drunk and killing him with a tent pole. despite the gruesome story, this song has a great tune with a very 60's groove, typical of 1/2 handed cloud.
    mitchmahoneyon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJudges 4 17-22

    17 Sisera, however, fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there were friendly relations between Jabin king of Hazor and the clan of Heber the Kenite.

    18 Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, "Come, my Lord , come right in. Don't be afraid." So he entered her tent, and she put a covering over him.

    19 "I'm thirsty," he said. "Please give me some water." She opened a skin of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him up.

    20 "Stand in the doorway of the tent," he told her. "If someone comes by and asks you, 'Is anyone here?' say 'No.' "

    21 But Jael, Heber's wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.

    22 Barak came by in pursuit of Sisera, and Jael went out to meet him. "Come," she said, "I will show you the man you're looking for." So he went in with her, and there lay Sisera with the tent peg through his temple-dead.

    Judges 5 24-31

    24 "Most blessed of women be Jael,
    the wife of Heber the Kenite,
    most blessed of tent-dwelling women.

    25 He asked for water, and she gave him milk;
    in a bowl fit for nobles she brought him curdled milk.

    26 Her hand reached for the tent peg,
    her right hand for the workman's hammer.
    She struck Sisera, she crushed his head,
    she shattered and pierced his temple.

    27 At her feet he sank,
    he fell; there he lay.
    At her feet he sank, he fell;
    where he sank, there he fell-dead.

    28 "Through the window peered Sisera's mother;
    behind the lattice she cried out,
    'Why is his chariot so long in coming?
    Why is the clatter of his chariots delayed?'

    29 The wisest of her ladies answer her;
    indeed, she keeps saying to herself,

    30 'Are they not finding and dividing the spoils:
    a girl or two for each man,
    colorful garments as plunder for Sisera,
    colorful garments embroidered,
    highly embroidered garments for my neck—
    all this as plunder?'

    31 "So may all your enemies perish, O LORD!
    But may they who love you be like the sun
    when it rises in its strength."
    Then the land had peace forty years.
    Siahon June 17, 2007   Link

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