Judges 15:15
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English Standard Version
And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and with it he struck 1,000 men.

King James Bible
And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.

American Standard Version
And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and smote a thousand men therewith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And finding a jawbone, even the jawbone of an ass which lay there, catching it up, be slew therewith a thousand men.

English Revised Version
And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and smote a thousand men therewith.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he found a fresh jaw-bone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men with it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Samson is delivered up to the Philistines, and smites them with the jaw-bone of an Ass.

Judges 15:9

The Philistines came ("went up," denoting the advance of an army: see at Joshua 8:1) to avenge themselves for the defeat they had sustained from Samson; and having encamped in Judah, spread themselves out in Lechi (Lehi). Lechi (לחי, in pause לחי, i.e., a jaw), which is probably mentioned again in 2 Samuel 23:11, and, according to Judges 15:17, received the name of Ramath-lechi from Samson himself, cannot be traced with any certainty, as the early church tradition respecting the place is utterly worthless. Van de Velde imagines that it is to be found in the flattened rocky hill el Lechieh, or Lekieh, upon which an ancient fortification has been discovered, in the middle of the road from Tell Khewelfeh to Beersheba, at the south-western approach of the mountains of Judah.

Judges 15:15 Parallel Commentaries

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new jaw-bone. Heb. moist. slew

Judges 3:31 And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad...

Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly to him...

Judges 7:16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers...

Leviticus 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight...

Joshua 23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fights for you, as he has promised you.

1 Samuel 14:6,14 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised...

1 Samuel 17:49,50 And David put his hand in his bag, and took there a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead...

1 Corinthians 1:27,28 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise...

a thousand. Some would render the words 'a chief'; but it is alluph, and not aileph, which signifies a chief; besides which, the Hebrew idiom would, even in that case, require it to be ish alluph, a man, a chief, and not alluph ish, a chief, a man, Add to which, that every version renders it 'a thousand men.'

Cross References
Hebrews 11:34
quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

Leviticus 26:8
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Joshua 23:10
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.

Judges 15:16
And Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey have I struck down a thousand men."

Judges 15:17
As soon as he had finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone out of his hand. And that place was called Ramath-lehi.

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