Judges 3:21
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New International Version
Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly.

New Living Translation
Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled out the dagger strapped to his right thigh, and plunged it into the king's belly.

English Standard Version
And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

New American Standard Bible
Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon's belly.

International Standard Version
Ehud used his left hand to take the sword from his right thigh and then plunged it into Eglon's abdomen.

NET Bible
Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled the sword from his right thigh, and drove it into Eglon's belly.

New Heart English Bible
And it happened as he rose up that Ehud put forth his left hand and took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right side, and plunged it into Eglon's belly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

New American Standard 1977
And Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Ehud put forth his left hand and took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into Eglon's belly;

King James 2000 Bible
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

American King James Version
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

American Standard Version
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his body:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aod put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly,

Darby Bible Translation
Then Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right hip, and thrust it into his belly;

English Revised Version
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

World English Bible
Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his body:

Young's Literal Translation
and Ehud putteth forth his left hand, and taketh the sword from off his right thigh, and striketh it into his belly;
Study Bible
Ehud Delivers the Israelites
20Ehud came to him while he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." And he arose from his seat. 21Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly. 22The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.…
Cross References
Judges 3:20
Ehud came to him while he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." And he arose from his seat.

Judges 3:22
The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.
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(21) Thrust it into his belly.--This would involve certain, though not necessarily instant death. Josephus says, inaccurately, that he stabbed him to the heart (Antt. v. 4, 2). The assassination is exactly similar to that of Henry III. of France, by the Dominican monk, Jacques Clement, who had provided himself with a commission from a friend of the king: "On Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 8 a.m.," says L'Estoile, "he was told that a monk desired to speak with him. The king ordered him to be admitted. The monk entered, having in his sleeve a knife, unsheathed. He made a profound reverence to the king, who had just got up, and had nothing but a dressing-gown on, and presented him despatches from the Comte de Brienne, saying that he had further orders to tell the king privately something of importance. Then the king ordered those who were present to retire, and began reading the letter. The monk, seeing his attention engaged, drew his knife from his sleeve, and drove it right into the king's small gut, below the navel, so home that he left the knife in the hole."--Guizot, "Hist. of France," iii. 479.

And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh,.... Being, as before observed, a lefthanded man; Judges 3:15, and this he could the better do, without being taken notice of by the king, who, if he saw him move his left hand, would have no suspicion of his going to draw a dagger with it, and which also was hidden under his raiment, Judges 3:16,

and thrust it into his belly; Josephus (d) says into his heart; it is certain the wound was mortal, and must have been in a part on which, life depended.

(d) Antiqu. l. 5. c. 4. sect. 2.21-26. Ehud put forth his left hand—The whole circumstance of this daring act—the death of Eglon without a shriek, or noise—the locking of the doors—the carrying off the key—the calm, unhurried deportment of Ehud—show the strength of his confidence that he was doing God service.3:12-30 When Israel sins again, God raises up a new oppressor. The Israelites did ill, and the Moabites did worse; yet because God punishes the sins of his own people in this world, Israel is weakened, and Moab strengthened against them. If lesser troubles do not do the work, God will send greater. When Israel prays again, God raises up Ehud. As a judge, or minister of Divine justice, Ehud put to death Eglon, the king 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 and powers in all things lawful, is the rule of our conduct. No such 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 fearing 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 rest 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.
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