Judges 3:23
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New International Version
Then Ehud went out to the porch; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.

New Living Translation
Then Ehud closed and locked the doors of the room and escaped down the latrine.

English Standard Version
Then Ehud went out into the porch and closed the doors of the roof chamber behind him and locked them.

New American Standard Bible
Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut the doors of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them.

King James Bible
Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ehud escaped by way of the porch, closing and locking the doors of the upstairs room behind him.

International Standard Version
Then Ehud left the cool chamber in the direction of the vestibule, shutting and locking the doors behind him.

NET Bible
As Ehud went out into the vestibule, he closed the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.

New Heart English Bible
Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room on him, and locked them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ehud left the room. (He had closed and locked the doors of the room before he left.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper chamber upon him, and locked them.

New American Standard 1977
Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut the doors of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Ehud went forth through the porch and shut the doors of the parlour upon him and locked them.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the chamber behind him, and locked them.

American King James Version
Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlor on him, and locked them.

American Standard Version
Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room upon him, and locked them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Aod carefully shutting the doors of the parlour and locking them,

Darby Bible Translation
And Ehud went out into the portico, and shut the doors of the upper-chamber upon him, and bolted them.

English Revised Version
Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlor upon him, and locked them.

World English Bible
Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room on him, and locked them.

Young's Literal Translation
And Ehud goeth out at the porch, and shutteth the doors of the upper chamber upon him, and hath bolted it;
Study Bible
Ehud Delivers the Israelites
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. 23Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut the doors of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them. 24When he had gone out, his servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, "He is only relieving himself in the cool room."…
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.

Judges 3:24
When he had gone out, his servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, "He is only relieving himself in the cool room."

2 Samuel 13:18
Now she had on a long-sleeved garment; for in this manner the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door behind her.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlor on him, and locked them.

(23) Then Ehud went forth through the porch.--Rather, into. The word rendered "porch"--misder?nah--is derived from seder ("order"). The Chaldee represents it by a transliteration of the Greek word exedra, "a hall decorated with pillars." Kimchi supposes it to mean an ante-chamber where people waited to see the king, standing in order; and this seems to be the view of the LXX. (in the Vatican Codex), who render it, "he went out through those set in order" (tous diatetagmenous). If this be the meaning, it can only refer to his walking boldly out through the attendants after he had fastened the doors. But the fact is that the ancient versions were as uncertain of the meaning as ourselves. The Syriac has, "through the xystos" or colonnade; the Arabic, "through the window."

Shut the doors of the parlour upon him--i.e., upon Eglon.

Locked them.--The LXX. have "wedged them" (esph?nose). The lock was probably of a character similar to that used by all ancient nations, namely, wooden slides which entered into a hole in the doorpost, and were secured by catches cut into it. See Jahn, Archol. Bibl. 2:6-37.

Then Ehud went forth through the porch,.... Which the Targum interprets by "exedra", a place, as Kimchi, where there were many seats, either for the people to sit in while waiting to have admittance into the presence of the king, or where the guards sat, and may be called the guard room; through this Ehud passed with all serenity and composure of mind imaginable, without the least show of distress and uneasiness in his countenance, being fully satisfied that what he had done was right, and according to the will of God:

and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them; joined the doors of the parlour, as the Targum, the two folds of the door, shut them close together upon Eglon within the parlour, and bolted them within, or drew the bolt on the inside, which he was able to do with a key for that purpose; of which see more on Judges 3:25; and which it is probable he took away along with him; this must be understood as done before he went through the porch, and therefore should be rendered, "when" or "after he had shut the doors", &c. (e); wherefore in the Vulgate Latin version this clause is put first.

(e) "quum occlusisset", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. 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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