In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers through byways.  The inhabitants of the villages ceased, in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, a mother in Israel.  They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?  My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.  Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.  They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates.