1. Exposition

How does the command to Barak point to a reversal?

Judges 5:12 (ESV)

12 “Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, break out in a song! Arise, Barak, lead away your captives, O son of Abinoam.

Barak is literally commanded to “take captive his own captives,” which was to reverse the present situation in which the Canaanites were holding Israel.