Judges 1:6
New International Version
Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

New Living Translation
Adoni-bezek escaped, but the Israelites soon captured him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

English Standard Version
Adoni-bezek fled, but they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and his big toes.

Berean Study Bible
As Adoni-bezek fled, they pursued him, seized him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

New American Standard Bible
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

King James Bible
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

Christian Standard Bible
When Adoni-bezek fled, they pursued him, caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Contemporary English Version
The king tried to escape, but soldiers from Judah caught him. They cut off his thumbs and big toes,

Good News Translation
He ran away, but they chased him, caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Adoni-bezek fled, they pursued him, seized him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

International Standard Version
Adoni-bezek ran off, but they pursued him, caught him, and amputated his thumbs and big toes.

NET Bible
When Adoni-Bezek ran away, they chased him and captured him. Then they cut off his thumbs and big toes.

New Heart English Bible
But Adoni-Bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Adoni Bezek fled. Judah's troops chased him, caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

New American Standard 1977
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Adonibezek fled, and they pursued after him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

King James 2000 Bible
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

American King James Version
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

American Standard Version
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Adonibezek fled, and they pursued after him, and took him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Adonibezec fled: and they pursued after him and took him, and cut off his fingers and toes.

Darby Bible Translation
And Adoni-Bezek fled, and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

English Revised Version
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

World English Bible
But Adoni-Bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

Young's Literal Translation
And Adoni-Bezek fleeth, and they pursue after him, and seize him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes,
Study Bible
Conquest of Canaan Proceeds
5And there they found Adoni-bezek and fought against him, striking down the Canaanites and Perizzites. 6As Adoni-bezek fled, they pursued him, seized him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes. 7Then Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have gathered the scraps under my table. As I have done, so God has repaid me.” And they brought him to Jerusalem, where he died.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:20
Slaughter the ram, take some of its blood, and put it on the right earlobes of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Sprinkle the remaining blood on all sides of the altar.

Judges 1:5
And there they found Adoni-bezek and fought against him, striking down the Canaanites and Perizzites.

Judges 1:7
Then Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have gathered the scraps under my table. As I have done, so God has repaid me." And they brought him to Jerusalem, where he died.

Treasury of Scripture

But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.







Lexicon
As Adoni-bezek
בֶ֔זֶק (ḇe·zeq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 137: Adoni-bezek -- 'lord of Bezek', a ruler in Canaan

fled,
וַיָּ֙נָס֙ (way·yā·nās)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5127: To flit, vanish away

they pursued him,
וַֽיִּרְדְּפ֖וּ (way·yir·də·p̄ū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

seized him,
וַיֹּאחֲז֣וּ (way·yō·ḥă·zū)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 270: To grasp, take hold, take possession

and cut off
וַֽיְקַצְּצ֔וּ (way·qaṣ·ṣə·ṣū)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 7112: To chop off

his thumbs
בְּהֹנ֥וֹת (bə·hō·nō·wṯ)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 931: The thumb of the hand, great toe of the foot

and big toes.
וְרַגְלָֽיו׃ (wə·raḡ·lāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda
(6) Cut off his thumbs and his great toes.--The cutting off of his thumbs would prevent him from ever again drawing a bow or wielding a sword. Romans who desired to escape conscription cut off their thumbs (Suet. Aug. 24). The cutting off of his great toes would deprive him of that speed which was so essential for an ancient warrior, that "swift-footed" is in Homer the normal epithet of Achilles. Either of these mutilations would be sufficient to rob him of his throne, since ancient races never tolerated a king who had any personal defects. This kind of punishment was not uncommon in ancient days, and it was with the same general object that the Athenians inflicted it on the conquered 'ginetans. Mohammed (Koran, Sur. 8:12) ordered the enemies of Islam to be thus punished; and it used to be the ancient German method of punishing poachers ('lian, Var. Hist. ii. 9). The peculiar appropriateness of the punishment in this instance arose from the Lex talionis, or "law of equivalent punishment," which Moses had tolerated as the best means to limit the intensity of those blood-feuds (Leviticus 24:19-20; Deuteronomy 19:21; comp. Judges 15:10-11). which, "because of the hardness of their hearts," he was unable entirely to abolish.

Verse 6. - Cut off his thumbs, etc. These cruel mutilations, like the still more cruel one of putting out the eyes (Judges 16:21; Numbers 16:14; 1 Samuel 11:2; 2 Kings 25:7), were intended to cripple the warrior in his speed, and to incapacitate hint from the use of the bow, or sword, or spear, while yet sparing his life, either in mercy, or for the purpose of retaining his services for the conqueror.

CHAPTER 1:8-20 1:1-8 The Israelites were convinced that the war against the Canaanites was to be continued; but they were in doubt as to the manner in which it was to be carried on after the death of Joshua. In these respects they inquired of the Lord. God appoints service according to the strength he has given. From those who are most able, most work is expected. Judah was first in dignity, and must be first in duty. Judah's service will not avail unless God give success; but God will not give the success, unless Judah applies to the service. Judah was the most considerable of all the tribes, and Simeon the least; yet Judah begs Simeon's friendship, and prays for aid from him. It becomes Israelites to help one another against Canaanites; and all Christians, even those of different tribes, should strengthen one another. Those who thus help one another in love, have reason to hope that God will graciously help both. Adoni-bezek was taken prisoner. This prince had been a severe tyrant. The Israelites, doubtless under the Divine direction, made him suffer what he had done to others; and his own conscience confessed that he was justly treated as he had treated others. Thus the righteous God sometimes, in his providence, makes the punishment answer the sin.
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