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Emily Clough Peabody.

"For that the leaders took the lead in Israel,
For that the people offered themselves willingly,
Bless ye Jehovah."
Emily Clough Peabody.

"For that the leaders took the lead in Israel,
For that the people offered themselves willingly,
Bless ye Jehovah."

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Published by: glennpease on Jan 11, 2013
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DEBORAH— A CHAMPION OF ISRAELEmily Clough Peabody."For that the leaders took the lead in Israel,For that the people offered themselves willingly,Bless ye Jehovah." 1The Bible StoryAnd it came to pass after the death of Joshua, thatthe children of Israel asked of Jehovah, saying, WhoBeginning of a shal1 §° U P for us first a g ainst th eNational Life Canaanites, to fight against them ? Andfor the Israelites j ehovah said> j udah shaU g0 up . be hold,I have delivered the land into his hand AndJudah went up ; and Jehovah delivered the Canaanitesand the Perizzites into their handAnd the children of Judah fought against Jerusa-lem, and took it And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites thatdwelt in the hill-country, and in the South, and in thelowland And Jehovah was with Judah; andhe drove out the inhabitants of the hill-country; forhe could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley,because they had chariots of iron And thechildren of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusitesthat inhabited Jerusalem ; but the Jebusites dwell withthe children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
1 Judg. 5:2.48Deborah — A Champion of Israel 49And the house of Joseph, they also went up againstBeth-el; and Jehovah was with them. ....And Manasseh .... and Ephraim .... [and]Zebulun . . . . [and] Asher .... [and] Naphtalidrove not out the inhabitants .... but ....dwelt among the Canaanites, .... [and] the in-habitants .... became subject to taskworkAnd the angel of Jehovah .... said, I made youto go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto theland which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, Iwill never break my covenant with you: and ye shallmake no covenant with the inhabitants of this land;ye shall break down their altars. But ye have nothearkened unto my voice: why have ye done this?Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out frombefore you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides,and their gods shall be a snare unto you. And it cameto pass, when the angel of Jehovah spake these wordsunto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted uptheir voice and wept And the people servedJehovah all the days of Joshua, and all the days of theelders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the greatwork of Jehovah, that he had wrought for IsraelAnd .... all that generation were gathered untotheir fathers: and there arose another generation afterthem, that knew not Jehovah, nor yet the work whichhe had wrought for Israel .... and they forsook
Jehovah, the God of their fathers, who brought themout of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the peoples that were round about them;and bowed themselves down unto them: and they50 Lives Worth Livingprovoked Jehovah to anger .... and he deliveredthem into the hands of spoilers that despoiled them;and he sold them into the hands of their enemies roundabout, so that they could not any longer stand beforetheir enemiesAnd Jehovah raised up judges, who saved them outof the hand of those that despoiled them. And yetthey hearkened not unto their judges But itcame to pass, when the judge was dead, that theyturned back, and dealt more corruptly than theirfathers, in following other gods to serve them, and tobow down unto them (Judg., chaps, i and 2, abridged).And the children of Israel again did that which wasevil in the sight of Jehovah And Jehovah soldthem into the hand of Jabin king of Pro^ct-J^ge Canaan > .... the captain of whosehost was Sisera And the chil-dren of Israel cried unto Jehovah: for ... . he [Jabin]mightily oppressed the children of Israel.Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth,she judged Israel at that time. And she dwelt underthe palm-tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-elin the hill-country of Ephraim: and the children of 

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