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 Judges 3:12 - 30
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 3
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. F13
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years.
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer - Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a foot and a half F14 long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man.
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way the men who had carried it.
 
3:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the idols F15 near Gilgal he himself turned back and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." The king said, "Quiet!" And all his attendants left him.
 
3:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his summer palace F16 and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose from his seat,
 
3:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly.
 
3:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Even the handle sank in after the blade, which came out his back. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it.
 
3:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Ehud went out to the porch F17 ; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
 
3:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, "He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the house."
 
3:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They waited to the point of embarrassment, but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their lord fallen to the floor, dead.
 
3:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.
 
3:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When he arrived there, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went down with him from the hills, with him leading them.
 
3:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Follow me," he ordered, "for the LORD has given Moab, your enemy, into your hands." So they followed him down and, taking possession of the fords of the Jordan that led to Moab, they allowed no one to cross over.
 
3:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not a man escaped.
 
3:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F13 That is, Jericho
F14 Hebrew a cubit (about 0.5 meter)
F15 Or the stone quarries; also in verse 26
F16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
F17 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

 
 

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