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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 3:26


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    King James Bible - Judges 3:26

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

    World English Bible

    Ehud escaped while they waited, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirah.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 3:26

    But Aod, while they were in confusion, escaped, and passed by the
    place of the idols, from whence he had returned. And he came to Seirath:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Ehud escaped while they tarried; and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.

    Original Hebrew

    ואהוד
    164 נמלט 4422 עד 5704 התמהמהם 4102 והוא 1931 עבר 5674 את 853 הפסילים 6456 וימלט 4422 השׂעירתה׃ 8167

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    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:26

    Mas entre tanto que ellos se detuvieron, Aod se escapó, y pasando los ídolos, se salvó en Seirat.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 3:26

    Verse 26. Passed beyond the quarries] Beyond the pesilim, which appear to have been the Moabitish borders, where they had set up those hewn
    stones as landmarks, or sacred boundary stones.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 26. And Ehud
    escaped while they tarried , etc.] While the servants of the king of Moab tarried waiting for the opening of the doors of the parlour, this gave him time enough to make his escape, so as to be out of the reach of pursuers; or else the sense is, that even when they had opened the doors, and found the king dead, while they were in confusion at it, not knowing what to ascribe it to, the dagger being enclosed in the wound, and perhaps but little blood, if any, issued out, being closed up with fat, and so had no suspicion of his being killed by Ehud; but rather supposing it to be an accidental fall from his seat, and might call in the physicians to examine him, and use their skill, if there were any hopes of recovery; all which prolonged time, and facilitated the escape of Ehud: and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath ; he got beyond the quarries, which were by Gilgal, which shows that it could not be at Jericho where the king of Moab was, as Josephus thinks, but either in his own country beyond Jordan, though no mention is made of Ehud’s crossing Jordan, or however some place nearer the fords of Jordan; since Gilgal, from whence he returned, and whither he came again after he had killed the king of Moab, lay on that side of Jericho which was towards Jordan; and this Seirath he escaped to was in or near the mountain of Ephraim, as appears from ( Judges 3:27):, but of it we have no account elsewhere; but it is thought by some learned men to be the place where Seth’s pillars stood, and they to be the engravings here spoken of, which we translate “quarries”: the words of Josephus are, that the posterity of Seth, who very much studied astronomy, having heard that Adam foretold the destruction of the universe at one time by fire, and at another by water, erected two pillars, one of stone, and the other of brick, on which they inscribed their inventions (in astronomy), that they might be preserved, and which remain to this day in the land of Siriad; but this account of Josephus seems to be taken from a fabulous relation of Manetho, the Egyptian, and is abundantly confuted by Dr. Stillingfleet f71 . Jarchi interprets this of Seirath, a thick wood or forest, the trees of which grew as thick as the hair on a man’s head, and so a proper place to escape to, and hide in: it may be it was the woody part of the mount Ephraim, (see Joshua 17:18).

    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

    ואהוד 164 נמלט 4422 עד 5704 התמהמהם 4102 והוא 1931 עבר 5674 את 853 הפסילים 6456 וימלט 4422 השׂעירתה׃ 8167


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