THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Judges (Author Samuel)

3:15But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.

3:16But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

3:17And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.

3:18And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.

3:19But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.

3:20And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.

3:21And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

3:22And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.

3:23Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.

3:24When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber.

3:25And 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.

3:26And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.

3:27And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.

3:28And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over.

3:29And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man.

3:30So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.



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