Judges 3:21
New International Version
Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly.

New Living Translation
Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled out the dagger strapped to his right thigh, and plunged it into the king’s belly.

English Standard Version
And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

Berean Study Bible
And Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon’s belly.

King James Bible
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

New King James Version
Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

New American Standard Bible
Then Ehud reached out with his left hand and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

NASB 1995
Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

NASB 1977
And Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

Amplified Bible
Then Ehud reached out with his left hand and took the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon’s belly.

Christian Standard Bible
Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon’s belly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon's belly.

American Standard Version
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his body:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Ehor reached his left hand and he took the sword from his right thigh and struck it into his belly

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass as he arose, that Aod stretched forth his left hand, and took the dagger off his right thigh, and plunged it into his belly;

Contemporary English Version
Ehud pulled out the dagger with his left hand and shoved it so far into Eglon's stomach

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aod put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly,

English Revised Version
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

Good News Translation
With his left hand Ehud took the sword from his right side and plunged it into the king's belly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right side, and plunged it into Eglon's belly.

International Standard Version
Ehud used his left hand to take the sword from his right thigh and then plunged it into Eglon's abdomen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

Literal Standard Version
and Ehud puts forth his left hand, and takes the sword from off his right thigh, and thrusts it into his belly;

NET Bible
Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled the sword from his right thigh, and drove it into Eglon's belly.

New Heart English Bible
And it happened as he rose up that Ehud put forth his left hand and took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

World English Bible
Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his body:

Young's Literal Translation
and Ehud putteth forth his left hand, and taketh the sword from off his right thigh, and striketh it into his belly;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ehud
20Then Ehud approached him while he was sitting alone in the coolness of his upper room. “I have a word from God for you,” Ehud said, and the king rose from his seat. 21And Ehud reached with his left hand, pulled the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon’s belly. 22Even the handle sank in after the blade, and Eglon’s fat closed in over it, so that Ehud did not withdraw the sword from his belly. And Eglon’s bowels emptied.…

Cross References
Judges 3:20
Then Ehud approached him while he was sitting alone in the coolness of his upper room. "I have a word from God for you," Ehud said, and the king rose from his seat.

Judges 3:22
Even the handle sank in after the blade, and Eglon's fat closed in over it, so that Ehud did not withdraw the sword from his belly. And Eglon's bowels emptied.


Treasury of Scripture

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

thrust it

Numbers 25:7,8
And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; …

1 Samuel 15:33
And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

Job 20:25
It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.









(21) Thrust it into his belly.--This would involve certain, though not necessarily instant death. Josephus says, inaccurately, that he stabbed him to the heart (Antt. v. 4, ? 2). The assassination is exactly similar to that of Henry III. of France, by the Dominican monk, Jacques Clement, who had provided himself with a commission from a friend of the king: "On Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 8 a.m.," says L'Estoile, "he was told that a monk desired to speak with him. The king ordered him to be admitted. The monk entered, having in his sleeve a knife, unsheathed. He made a profound reverence to the king, who had just got up, and had nothing but a dressing-gown on, and presented him despatches from the Comte de Brienne, saying that he had further orders to tell the king privately something of importance. Then the king ordered those who were present to retire, and began reading the letter. The monk, seeing his attention engaged, drew his knife from his sleeve, and drove it right into the king's small gut, below the navel, so home that he left the knife in the hole."--Guizot, "Hist. of France," iii. 479.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

reached
וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

with his left
שְׂמֹאל֔וֹ (śə·mō·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

hand,
יַ֣ד (yaḏ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

pulled
וַיִּקַּח֙ (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

the sword
הַחֶ֔רֶב (ha·ḥe·reḇ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

from
מֵעַ֖ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

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

and plunged
וַיִּתְקָעֶ֖הָ (way·yiṯ·qā·‘e·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

it into Eglon’s belly.
בְּבִטְנֽוֹ׃ (bə·ḇiṭ·nōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything


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