Judges 3:25

“And they taried till they were ashamed: and behold, he opened not the doores of the parlour, therefore they tooke a key, and opened them: and behold, their lord was fallen downe dead on the earth.”

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And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took a key, and opened [them]: and, behold, their lord [was] fallen down dead on the earth.
- King James Version

They waited until they became anxious; but behold, he did not open the doors of the roof chamber. Therefore they took the key and opened them, and behold, their master had fallen to the floor dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they tarried till they were ashamed; and, behold, he opened not the doors of the upper room: therefore they took the key, and opened `them', and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they went on waiting till they were shamed, but the doors were still shut; so they took the key, and, opening them, saw their lord stretched out dead on the floor.
- Basic English Bible

And they waited till they were ashamed; and behold, he opened not the doors of the upper-chamber, and they took the key, and opened [them], and behold, their lord lay dead on the earth.
- Darby Bible

And they tarried till they were ashamed: and behold, he opened not the doors of the parlor, therefore they took a key and opened them: and behold, their lord lay dead on the earth.
- Webster's Bible

They waited until they were ashamed; and behold, he didn't open the doors of the upper room: therefore they took the key, and opened [them], and behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
- World English Bible

And they stay till confounded, and lo, he is not opening the doors of the upper chamber, and they take the key, and open, and lo, their lord is fallen to the earth -- dead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they tarried till they were ashamed; and, behold, he opened not the doors of the upper chamber; therefore they took the key, and opened them; and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 3:25


3:25 Ashamed - Or, confounded, not knowing what to say or think; lest they should either disturb him, or be guilty of neglect towards him. A key - Another key, it being usual in princes courts to have divers keys for the same door.


Discussion for Judges 3

  • BSP
    Verse 12~As long as the Israelites obeyed God and did good they had his protection. We see here that because they did evil, Jehovah God took his protection away from them.
  • Irene123
    V. 31 - "And after him was Shamgar ..... who slew 600 men with an ox goad." Reminds one of Samson who slew hundreds with the jaw bone of an ass. All these Philistines, Amalekites, Canaanites, etc. were all 'types' of sin in the N.T. When you leave the Lord, then all these sins come after you - drugs, drinking alcohol, partying down ( 'down' is the right word).
  • Irene123
    Ehud, a man LEFTHANDED. This was God's plan - lefthanded men. To kill Eglon, Ehud had to get a weapon past the guards. 95 per cent of men were righthanded; so the guards searched Ehud's left side. So long Eglon.
  • AMA
    God is so merciful but we should not take His lenience to be weakness
  • Bobbie Zaremba
    God told the Israelites to go into the land He promised them and destroy the inhabitants thereof in each city. At first, they did as God commanded they do and killed all the people of each city they took. This seems cruel to us but God wanted to cleanse the cities that his people took by making sure that those false gods were not worshipped anymore. Then the Israelites began to really disobey God and let the people of the cities they took live and inter marry and live with them. This angered God as His chosen people, the Israelites were disobeying him .He began to withdraw His support of the Israelites and let them be conquered and in bondage as they once were in Egypt many generations before to teach them a lesson ..but they would cry out to Him and He would raise up one of them to lead them out and free them again for a while .then they would revert back to worshipping other gods again and make Jehovah angry with them again and He would withdraw from them again to teach them a lesson As long as the Israelites were in obedience to His word to them, He blessed them and was their strength ...all this tells me that we as Christians need to obey God 's holy word and keep His commandments and He will not abandon us ..but will be with us in good times and bad...
  • Chika
    l undersatnd here that GOD Loves lsraelites so so much after all there wrong doings they cried unto the LORD and LORD had compassion on them.. what am trying to say as a child of GOD if you fall into sin unknownly we must cry for mercy and repent for all our sins because HE is the GOD of Mercy "

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