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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 3:18


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    King James Bible - Judges 3:18

    And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.

    World English Bible

    When he had made an end of offering the tribute, he sent away the people who bore the tribute.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 3:18

    And when he had presented the
    gifts unto him, he followed his companions that came along with him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bore the present.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961 כאשׁר 834 כלה 3615 להקריב 7126 את 853 המנחה 4503 וישׁלח 7971 את 853 העם 5971 נשׂאי 5375 המנחה׃ 4503

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:18

    Y luego que hubo presentado el presente, despidió al pueblo que lo había traído.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 3:18

    Verse 18. Made an end to offer the present] Presents, tribute, &c., in the eastern
    countries were offered with very great ceremony; and to make the more parade several persons, ordinarily slaves, sumptuously dressed, and in considerable number, were employed to carry what would not be a burden even to one. This appears to have been the case in the present instance.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 18. And when he had made an end to offer the present , etc.] Had
    delivered the several things contained in it, and very probably made a speech to the king in the name of the people of Israel from whom he brought it: he sent away the people that bare the present ; not the servants of Eglon that introduced him, as if they assisted in bringing in the present to the king; for over them he could not have so much power as to dismiss them at pleasure; but the children of Israel that came along with him, and carried the present for him: these he dismissed, not in the presence of the king of Moab, but after he had taken his leave of him, and when he had gone on some way in his return home; and this he did for the greater secrecy of his design, and that he might when he had finished it the more easily escape alone, and be without any concern for or care of the safety of others.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-30 - When
    Israel sins again, God raises up a new oppressor. The Israelite did ill, and the Moabites did worse; yet because God punishes the sin of his own people in this world, Israel is weakened, and Moa strengthened against them. If lesser troubles do not do the work, God will send greater. When Israel prays again, God raises up Ehud. As judge, or minister of Divine justice, Ehud put to death Eglon, the kin of Moab, and thus executed the judgments of God upon him as an enemy to God and Israel. But the law of being subject to principalities an powers in all things lawful, is the rule of our conduct. No suc commissions are now given; to pretend to them is to blaspheme God Notice Ehud's address to Eglon. What message from God but a message of vengeance can a proud rebel expect? Such a message is contained in the word of God; his ministers are boldly to declare it, without fearin the frown, or respecting the persons of sinners. But, blessed be God they have to deliver a message of mercy and of free salvation; the message of vengeance belongs only to those who neglect the offers of grace. The consequence of this victory was, that the land had res eighty years. It was a great while for the land to rest; yet what is that to the saints' everlasting rest in the heavenly Canaan.


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 כאשׁר 834 כלה 3615 להקריב 7126 את 853 המנחה 4503 וישׁלח 7971 את 853 העם 5971 נשׂאי 5375 המנחה׃ 4503


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