Judges 3:26

“And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 3:26

And Ehud escaped while they taried: and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped vnto Seirath.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Ehud had got away while they were waiting and had gone past the stone images and got away to Seirah.
- Basic English Bible

And Ehud had escaped while they lingered, and passed beyond the graven images, and escaped to Seirah.
- Darby Bible

And Ehud escaped while they tarried; and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.
- Webster's Bible

Ehud escaped while they waited, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirah.
- World English Bible

And Ehud escaped during their tarrying, and hath passed by the images, and is escaped to Seirath.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Ehud escaped while they lingered, having passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 3:26

Wesley's Notes for Judges 3:26


3:24 Covereth his feet - This phrase is used only here, and #1Sam 24:3|. A late judicious interpreter expounds it, of composing himself to take a little sleep, as was very usual to do in the day - time in those hot countries. And when they did so in cool places, such as this summer parlour unquestionably was, they used to cover their feet. And this may seem to be the more probable, both because the summer parlour was proper for this use, and because this was a more likely reason of their long waiting at his door, lest they should disturb his repose. And this sense best agrees with Saul's case in the cave, when being asleep, David could more securely cut off the lap of his garment.

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.

3:27 The children of Israel - Whom doubtless he had prepared by his emissaries gathered together in considerable numbers.

3:28 Fords of Jordan - Where they passed over Jordan, that neither the Moabites that were got into Canaan, might escape, nor any more Moabites come over Jordan to their succour.


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