Then Yahuḏith began to sing this thanksgiving with all Yisra’ĕl,
and all the people following her sang this song of praise.
2 And Yahuḏith said:
Sing unto my Elohim with timbrels,
Sing unto 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 with cymbals,
Raise unto Him a new psalm,
Exalt Him, and call upon His Name.
3 For Elohim breaks the battles;
For among the camps in the midst of the people,
He has delivered me from the hands of those who persecuted me.
4 Ashshur came from the mountains from the north,
He came with ten thousands of his army,
The multitude of them stopped the rivers,
And their horsemen have covered the hills.
5 He bragged that he would burn up my borders,
And kill my young men with the sword,
And dash the nursing children against the ground,
And make my infants as prey, and my maidens as spoil.
6 But the Almighty 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has put them to shame by the hand of a woman.
7 For their mighty one did not fall by the young men,
Neither did the sons of the Repha’im smite him,
Nor tall giants fall upon him;
But Yahuḏith the daughter of Merari weakened him
With the loveliness of her face.
8 For she put off the garment of her widowhood
For the exaltation of those who were oppressed in Yisra’ĕl,
And anointed her face with ointment,
And bound her hair in a head-dress,
And took a linen garment to deceive him.
9 Her sandals captivated his eyes,
Her loveliness took his mind prisoner,
And the sword passed through his neck.
10 The Parasians quaked at her boldness,
And the Maḏites were discouraged at her capability.
11 Then my afflicted ones shouted for joy,
And my weak ones cried aloud;
And they trembled. They lifted up their voices,
And they were overthrown.
12 The sons of young women have pierced them through,
And wounded them as children of fugitives;
They perished in the battle of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
13 I sing to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 a new song;
O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, You are great and awesome,
Wonderful in strength and power.
14 Let all creation serve You;
For You spoke, and they were made,
You sent forth Your Ruaḥ, and they were created,
And there is none who can resist Your voice.
15 For the mountains shall be shaken from their foundations with the waters,
The rocks shall melt like wax at Your presence;
Yet You are compassionate to those who revere You.
16 For every offering is too little for a sweet fragrance to You,
And all the fat is not sufficient for Your burnt offering.
But he who reveres 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is great all the days.
17 Woe to the nations that rise up against my people!
𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim shall take vengeance on them in the day of judgment, Sending fire and worms in their flesh; And they shall feel them and weep forever.
18 Now as soon as they entered Yerushalayim, they worshipped 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; and as soon as the people were cleansed, they offered their burnt offerings and their voluntary offerings and their gifts.
19 Yahuḏith also dedicated all the possessions of Holophernĕs which the people had given her, and gave the canopy which she had taken out of his bedroom, as a gift to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
20 So the people continued feasting in Yerushalayim before the Qodesh Place for three months, and Yahuḏith remained with them.
21 After these days everyone returned to his own inheritance, and Yahuḏith went to Bĕyth Yulia and remained in her own possession, and was esteemed throughout the land all her days.
22 And many desired her, but none knew her all the days of her life after Menashsheh her husband had died and was gathered to his people.
23 But she increased more and more in esteem and grew old in her husband’s house being one hundred and five years old, and freed her female servant. So she died in Bĕyth Yulia, and they buried her in the cave of her husband Menashsheh.
24 And the house of Yisra’ĕl lamented her seven days; and before she died she distributed her goods to all those who were the nearest relatives to Menashsheh her husband, and to those who were the nearest of her relatives.
25 And there was none that made the children of Yisra’ĕl afraid any more in the days of Yahuḏith, nor for a long time after her death.