SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:1 Â¶ Y aquel día cantó Débora, con Barac, hijo de Abinoam, diciendo:
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 5:1 Verse 1. Then sang Deborah, and Barak] There are many difficulties in this very sublime song; and learned men have toiled much to remove them.
That there are several gross mistakes in our version will be instantly acknowledged by all who can critically examine the original. Dr. Kennicott has distributed it into parts, assigned to Deborah and Barak alternately.
But his division is by far too artificial. Dr. Hales has also given a version of it which, perhaps, comes nearer to the simplicity of the original; but it also leaves several difficulties behind. As these are the two best versions I have met with, I shall lay them both in parallel columns before the reader, after introducing the general description of this song, given by each of these learned men. These the reader will find at the conclusion of the chapter.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam , etc.] Deborah is first mentioned, because she was, as Kimchi says, the root or foundation of the work, the chief person in it, both in the direction of the war, and in the composition of this song; and indeed, as Ben Gersom observes, she alone composed it, (see Judges 5:7); and the verb is singular: “then sang Deborah”; and after her, and in her words, sung also Barak; he joined with her, not in making the song, but in singing it; and so likewise the people of Israel joined with her in singing it, as they did with Moses at the Red sea; and this song was sung on that day ; not on the precise day on which the victory was obtained over Sisera and his army, but on occasion of that memorable day, and what followed upon it: saying ; the following divine hymn or song, penned by Deborah, under divine inspiration, as the sublimity of the style, the fine and noble thoughts and sentiments that are in it, the beautiful and elegant phrases in which they are expressed, abundantly show; no Sappho, or any Grecian poetess, nor indeed any poet whatever, uninspired, being equal to the writer of this poem.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - No time should be lost in returning thanks to the Lord for his mercies for our praises are most acceptable, pleasant, and profitable, when they flow from a full heart. By this, love and gratitude would be mor excited and more deeply fixed in the hearts of believers; the event would be more known and longer remembered. Whatever Deborah, Barak, or the army had done, the Lord must have all the praise. The will, the power, and the success were all from Him.
Original Hebrew ותשׁר 7891 דבורה 1683 וברק 1301 בן 1121 אבינעם 42 ביום 3117 ההוא 1931 לאמר׃ 559