Judges 3:13
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New International Version
Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.

New Living Translation
Eglon enlisted the Ammonites and Amalekites as allies, and then he went out and defeated Israel, taking possession of Jericho, the city of palms.

English Standard Version
He gathered to himself the Ammonites and the Amalekites, and went and defeated Israel. And they took possession of the city of palms.

Berean Study Bible
After enlisting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join forces with him, Eglon attacked and defeated Israel, taking possession of the City of Palms.

New American Standard Bible
And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and defeated Israel, and they possessed the city of the palm trees.

King James Bible
And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

Christian Standard Bible
After Eglon convinced the Ammonites and the Amalekites to join forces with him, he attacked and defeated Israel and took possession of the City of Palms.

Contemporary English Version
who had joined forces with the Ammonites and the Amalekites to attack Israel. Eglon and his army captured Jericho.

Good News Translation
Eglon joined the Ammonites and the Amalekites; they defeated Israel and captured Jericho, the city of palm trees.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After Eglon convinced the Ammonites and the Amalekites to join forces with him, he attacked and defeated Israel and took possession of the City of Palms.

International Standard Version
Eglon assembled together the Ammonites and the Amalekites, proceeded to attack Israel, and captured the cities of palms.

NET Bible
Eglon formed alliances with the Ammonites and Amalekites. He came and defeated Israel, and they seized the City of Date Palm Trees.

New Heart English Bible
He gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and struck Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Eglon got the Ammonites and the Amalekites to help him, and they defeated the Israelites and occupied the City of Palms.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and smote Israel, and they possessed the city of palm-trees.

New American Standard 1977
And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and defeated Israel, and they possessed the city of the palm trees.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he gathered unto him the sons of Ammon and of Amalek and went and smote Israel and took the city of palm trees.

King James 2000 Bible
And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and struck Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

American King James Version
And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

American Standard Version
And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and smote Israel, and they possessed the city of palm-trees.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he joined to him the children of Ammon, and Amalec: and he went and overthrew Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

Darby Bible Translation
And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek and went and smote Israel, and they took possession of the city of palm-trees.

English Revised Version
And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and went and smote Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm-trees.

World English Bible
He gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and struck Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees.

Young's Literal Translation
and he gathereth unto him the Bene-Ammon and Amalek, and goeth and smiteth Israel, and they possess the city of palms;
Study Bible
Ehud
12Once again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD. So He gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD. 13After enlisting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join forces with him, Eglon attacked and defeated Israel, taking possession of the City of Palms. 14The Israelites served Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 34:3
the Negev and the region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, and all the way to Zoar.

Judges 1:16
Now the descendants of Moses' father-in-law, the Kenite, went up with the men of Judah from the City of Palms to the Wilderness of Judah in the Negev near Arad. They went to live among the people.

Judges 3:14
The Israelites served Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.

Judges 10:11
The LORD replied, "When the Egyptians, Amorites, Ammonites, Philistines,

Treasury of Scripture

And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

Ammon

Judges 5:14 Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after you, …

Psalm 83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

the city

Judges 1:16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law…

Deuteronomy 34:3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of …

Psalm 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;







(13) The children of Ammon.--They were closely allied with the Moabites by affinities of race and character. (Genesis 19:37-38.) We find them united with Moab against Jehoshaphat in 2Chronicles 20:1. (See Judges 11:24.) It has been supposed that Chepharhaammonai (Joshua 18:24), or "the village of the Ammonites," is a memorial of this conquest (Stanley, Jewish Church, ii. 316).

Amalek.--The wild desert clans, which are united under this name, had been from the first the bitterest enemies of Israel. They had attacked the sick and feeble of their rearguard in the wilderness, and, after the battle of Rephidim, had called down on themselves the internecine anger of Israel (Exodus 17:8-16; Deuteronomy 25:17), which finally found expression in the reign of Saul (1Samuel 15:2-8). They are first mentioned in Genesis 14:7, and it is probable that there was a tribe of Amalekites older than those descended from Eliphaz.

The city of palm trees.--No doubt Jericho. (See Judges 1:16.) The verb "possessed" by no means implies that the whole city was necessarily re-built, still less that it was fortified. The "palace" of king Eglon was probably a wooden structure.

Verse 13. - The children of Ammon. The technical name of the Ammonite people (see Genesis 19:38; Deuteronomy 2:19, 37; Judges 10:6, 11, 17, etc.). Sometimes, however, they are called Ammon, or Ammonites (see Deuteronomy 23:3; 1 Samuel 11:11, etc.). Amalek, or the Amalekites, were the hereditary enemies of Israel (see Exodus 17:8-16; Judges 5:14; Judges 6:3, 33; Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 15:2, etc.). The Amalekites appear, from Genesis 36:12, to have been a branch of the Edomites, and the latest mention of them in the Bible finds a remnant of them in the neighbourhood of Mount Seir in the days of Hezekiah (1 Chronicles 4:41-43). The city of palm trees, i.e. Jericho, as Deuteronomy 34:3; Judges 1:16. Jericho was the first city in Canaan which any one crossing the fords of the Jordan would come to (see Joshua 2:1; Joshua 6:1, etc.). Though no longer a fenced city, it was important from the fertility of the plain, and from its commanding the fords. And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek,.... Either the Lord gathered them to Eglon, inclined them to enter into a confederacy with him, to assist in the war against Israel; or the king of Moab got them to join with him in it, they being his neighbours, and enemies to Israel, and especially Amalek:

and went and smote Israel; first the two tribes and a half, which lay on that side Jordan Moab did, whom it is reasonable to suppose he would attack first; and having defeated them, he came over Jordan:

and possessed the city of the palm trees; Jericho, as the Targum, which was set with palm trees; see Deuteronomy 34:3; not the city itself, for that was destroyed by Joshua, and not rebuilt until the time of Ahab; but the country, about it, or, as Abarbinel thinks, a city that was near it; here Josephus says (t) he had his royal palace; it is probable he built a fort or garrison here, to secure the fords of Jordan, and his own retreat; as well as to keep up a communication with his own people, and prevent the tribes of the other side giving any assistance to their brethren, if able and disposed to do it.

(t) Antiqu. l. 5. c. 4. sect. 1.3:12-30 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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