|New International Version (© 2011)|
After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, "He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the palace."
King James Bible
When 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.
American Standard Version
Now when he was gone out, his servants came; and they saw, and, behold, the doors of the upper room were locked; and they said, Surely he is covering his feet in the upper chamber.
Young's Literal Translation
and he hath gone out, and his servants have come in, and look, and lo, the doors of the upper chamber are bolted, and they say, 'He is only covering his feet in the inner chamber of the wall.'
Judges 3:24 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He covereth his feet - He has lain down on his sofa in order to sleep; when this was done they dropped their slippers, lifted up their feet, and covered them with their long loose garments. But the versions, in general, seem to understand it as implying a certain natural act.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
covereth or, doeth his easement
1 Samuel 24:3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet...
Judges 3:24 Parallel CommentariesBolted Chamber Closet Cool Covereth Covering Doors House Inner King's Locked Parlor Private Purpose Roof Room Servants Summer Summer-House Surely Thought Upper WallBolted Chamber Closet Cool Covereth Covering Doors House Inner King's Locked Parlor Private Purpose Roof Room Servants Summer Summer-House Surely Thought Upper WallTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Judges 3:20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose from his seat,
Judges 3:23 Then Ehud went out to the porch; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
Judges 3:25 They waited to the point of embarrassment, but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their lord fallen to the floor, dead.
1 Samuel 24:3 He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave.