She reached out her hand for the tent peg
and her right hand for the workmen’s hammer,
and she hammered Sisera,
she shattered his head,
she pierced and struck through his temple. Bible see other translations

“She reached out her hand.” This verse has five verbs in quick succession, showing the determination of Jael and the quick succession of what happened in the event. Sisera was a strong and experienced warrior, and Jael had to move quickly and decisively when the opportunity arose. Hesitation could have cost her her life. The are times in life when slow and thoughtful action is important, and other times when quick decisive action is necessary. The wise person knows the difference and knows how to act in both situations.

Commentary for: Judges 5:26