Judges 3:16
New International Version
Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.

New Living Translation
So Ehud made a double-edged dagger that was about a foot long, and he strapped it to his right thigh, keeping it hidden under his clothing.

English Standard Version
And Ehud made for himself a sword with two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his clothes.

Berean Study Bible
Now Ehud had made for himself a double-edged sword a cubit long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his cloak

New American Standard Bible
Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.

King James Bible
But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

Christian Standard Bible
Ehud made himself a double-edged sword eighteen inches long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his clothes

Good News Translation
Ehud had made himself a double-edged sword about a foot and a half long. He had it fastened on his right side under his clothes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ehud made himself a double-edged sword 18 inches long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his clothes

International Standard Version
Ehud forged a double-edged sword that was one cubit long, tied it to his right thigh under his cloak,

NET Bible
Ehud made himself a sword--it had two edges and was eighteen inches long. He strapped it under his coat on his right thigh.

New Heart English Bible
Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it under his clothing on his right thigh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ehud made a two-edged dagger for himself. He fastened it to his right side under his clothes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

New American Standard 1977
And Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Ehud had made himself a two-edged sword of a cubit length, and he girded it under his clothing upon his right thigh.

King James 2000 Bible
But Ehud made himself a dagger which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he did gird it under his clothes upon his right thigh.

American King James Version
But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment on his right thigh.

American Standard Version
And Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Aod made himself a dagger of two edges, of a span long, and he girded it under his cloak upon his right thigh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made himself a two-edged sword, with a haft in the midst of the length of the palm of the hand, and was girded therewith under his garment on the right thigh.

Darby Bible Translation
And Ehud made him a sword having two edges, it was of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right hip.

English Revised Version
And Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

World English Bible
Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he wore it under his clothing on his right thigh.

Young's Literal Translation
and Ehud maketh for himself a sword, and it hath two mouths (a cubit is its length), and he girdeth it under his long robe on his right thigh;
Study Bible
Ehud
15And again they cried out to the LORD, and He raised up Ehud son of Gera, a left-handed Benjamite, as their deliverer. So they sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab. 16Now Ehud had made for himself a double-edged sword a cubit long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his cloak 17and brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was an obese man.…
Cross References
Judges 3:15
And again they cried out to the LORD, and He raised up Ehud son of Gera, a left-handed Benjamite, as their deliverer. So they sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab.

Judges 3:17
and brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was an obese man.

2 Samuel 20:8
And while they were at the great stone in Gibeon, Amasa joined them. Now Joab was dressed in military attire, and over it was a belt around his waist with a dagger in its sheath. As he stepped forward, the sword fell out.

Treasury of Scripture

But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment on his right thigh.

two edges

Psalm 149:6
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 1:16
And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

upon

Judges 3:21
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

Psalm 45:3
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

Song of Solomon 3:8
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.







Lexicon
Now Ehud
אֵה֜וּד (’ê·hūḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 164: Ehud -- the name of several Israelites

had made
וַיַּעַשׂ֩ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for himself
ל֨וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a double-edged
שְׁנֵ֥י (šə·nê)
Number - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

sword
חֶ֗רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

a cubit
גֹּ֣מֶד (gō·meḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1574: A short cubit (from elbow to knuckles of clenched fist)

long.
אָרְכָּ֑הּ (’ā·rə·kāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length

He strapped
וַיַּחְגֹּ֤ר (way·yaḥ·gōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2296: To gird, gird on, gird oneself

it to
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his right
יְמִינֽוֹ׃ (yə·mî·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

thigh
יֶ֥רֶךְ (ye·reḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3409: Thigh,loin, flank, side

under
מִתַּ֣חַת (mit·ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

his cloak
לְמַדָּ֔יו (lə·mad·dāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4055: Extent, height, a measure, a vesture, a carpet
(16) Made him a dagger which had two edges.--Probably, as in other servitudes, the children of Israel had been disarmed. The "two edges" (comp. Revelation 1:16) show that it was not a mere knife (comp. Psalm 144:6; Hebrews 4:12). Jerome, in the Vulgate, after rightly rendering the word ancipitem, adds, "having a handle in the midst," which seems useless and meaningless, and has no equivalent in the Hebrew.

A cubit length.--The LXX. and Vulgate render it a span long (spitham?s, palm?; Luther, eine elle lang). The Hebrew word is not amm?h, the usual word for a cubit, but gomed. A dagger of a span long hardly, however, suits the following narrative, and perhaps gomed is an archaic word for amm?h. It meant originally "a staff."

Under his raiment.--The LXX. and Vulgate have "under his war-cloak" (LXX. manduan, Vulg. sagum). The LXX., however, are only adopting a method very common with them--of choosing a Greek or, as in this case, a Persian (Hesych.) word which resembles the Hebrew word (maddim) in sound. The root of the Hebrew word shows that a long flowing robe (vestis talaris) is intended. Dean Stanley suggests that he wore it as leader of the tribe. Prudentius describes Discord as "hiding a dagger under her robe."

Upon his right thigh.--This would avert all suspicion. Doubtless the war-cloak was flung in folds over the left shoulder, and Eglon, unaware that the bearer of the tribute was left-handed, would see that the side at which arms were usually worn was covered with a flowing robe, and would not suspect the dagger hidden at the right side. Daggers were often, however, worn at the right side, when a sword was slung to the left. Amasa fell by a similar act of treachery. Joab, advancing to kiss him, clasped his beard with his right hand, while with his unsuspected left he gave the deadly thrust (2Samuel 20:9-10).

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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