1. Exposition

How does this verse emphasize that the victory was the LORD's?

Judges 4:15 (ESV)

15 And the LORD routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army before Barak by the edge of the sword. And Sisera got down from his chariot and fled away on foot.

Even though there were 10,000 Israelite troops, it is the Lord who “caused Sisera’s entire fleet of chariots and all his troops to panic before his sword and before Barak….The role of Barak is deliberately diminished, not only by retaining Yahweh as the subject of the verb, but also by taking the sword out of Barak’s hand and emphasizing that all the action occurs 'before'…him. Yahweh is the divine warrior who goes before his hosts.”1