“I will give him into your hand” (v7). Deborah was a prophetess-judge of Israel, and through her, God commanded Barak to call the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun into battle (v6-7) and promised that they would be victorious. Barak was apparently not surprised at Deborah’s words (v8), yet he didn’t want to go alone; he asked her to co-lead the armies. Just as Deborah had prophesied, they routed Sisera’s forces, despite their iron chariots, and a woman (Jael) killed Sisera himself.
“Does not the Lord go out before you?” (v14). Barak had skill and resources, but he needed Deborah’s encouragement. God gives us each other a part to play, so that together we are victorious.