Judges 3:26
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New International Version
While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah.

New Living Translation
While the servants were waiting, Ehud escaped, passing the stone idols on his way to Seirah.

English Standard Version
Ehud escaped while they delayed, and he passed beyond the idols and escaped to Seirah.

Berean Study Bible
Ehud, however, had escaped while the servants waited. He passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.

New American Standard Bible
Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.

King James Bible
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.

Christian Standard Bible
Ehud escaped while the servants waited. He passed the Jordan near the carved images and reached Seirah.

Contemporary English Version
But by that time, Ehud had already escaped past the statues. Ehud went to the town of Seirah

Good News Translation
Ehud got away while they were waiting. He went past the carved stones and escaped to Seirah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ehud escaped while the servants waited. He crossed over the Jordan near the carved images and reached Seirah.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Ehud escaped while they were delayed, passed by the idols, and escaped in the direction of Seirah.

NET Bible
Now Ehud had escaped while they were delaying. When he passed the carved images, he escaped to Seirah.

New Heart English Bible
Ehud escaped while they waited, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they had been waiting, Ehud escaped. He went past the stone idols and escaped to Seirah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ehud escaped while they lingered, having passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.

New American Standard 1977
Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But while they had waited, Ehud escaped and passed beyond the graven images and escaped unto Seirath.

King James 2000 Bible
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the stone images, and escaped unto Seirath.

American King James Version
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.

American Standard Version
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Aod, while they were in confusion, escaped, and passed by the place of the idols, from whence he had returned. And he came to Seirath:

Darby Bible Translation
And Ehud had escaped while they lingered, and passed beyond the graven images, and escaped to Seirah.

English Revised Version
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ehud escaped while they tarried; and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.

World English Bible
Ehud escaped while they waited, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirah.

Young's Literal Translation
And Ehud escaped during their tarrying, and hath passed by the images, and is escaped to Seirath.
Study Bible
Ehud
25So they waited until they became worried and saw that he had still not opened the doors of the upper room. Then they took the key and opened the doors—and there was their lord lying dead on the floor. 26Ehud, however, had escaped while the servants waited. He passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah. 27On arriving in Seirah, he blew the trumpet throughout the hill country of Ephraim. The Israelites came down with him from the hills, and he became their leader.…
Cross References
Judges 3:25
So they waited until they became worried and saw that he had still not opened the doors of the upper room. Then they took the key and opened the doors--and there was their lord lying dead on the floor.

Judges 3:27
On arriving in Seirah, he blew the trumpet throughout the hill country of Ephraim. The Israelites came down with him from the hills, and he became their leader.

Treasury of Scripture

And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.

the quarries

Judges 3:19 But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, …







(26) Unto Seirath.--Perhaps, rather, into the bush, or woodland, as the word has the article, and does not occur again. When he had got beyond the frontier post of Gilgal, into the district of Ephraim, he was safe from pursuit.

Verse 26. ? The quarries. See above, ver. 19. Seirath, or rather has-seirah, is not known as the name of a place. It seems to mean the rough or woody district, the forest in the hill country of Ephraim, where there was good shelter to hide in. And Ehud escaped while they tarried,.... While the servants of the king of Moab tarried waiting for the opening of the doors of the parlour, this gave him time enough to make his escape, so as to be out of the reach of pursuers; or else the sense is, that even when they had opened the doors, and found the king dead, while they were in confusion at it, not knowing what to ascribe it to, the dagger being enclosed in the wound, and perhaps but little blood, if any, issued out, being closed up with fat, and so had no suspicion of his being killed by Ehud; but rather supposing it to be an accidental fall from his seat, and might call in the physicians to examine him, and use their skill, if there were any hopes of recovery; all which prolonged time, and facilitated the escape of Ehud:

and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath; he got beyond the quarries, which were by Gilgal, which shows that it could not be at Jericho where the king of Moab was, as Josephus thinks, but either in his own country beyond Jordan, though no mention is made of Ehud's crossing Jordan, or however some place nearer the fords of Jordan; since Gilgal, from whence he returned, and whither he came again after he had killed the king of Moab, lay on that side of Jericho which was towards Jordan; and this Seirath he escaped to was in or near the mountain of Ephraim, as appears from Judges 3:27,, but of it we have no account elsewhere; but it is thought by some learned men (l) to be the place where Seth's pillars stood, and they to be the engravings here spoken of, which we translate "quarries": the words of Josephus (m) are, that the posterity of Seth, who very much studied astronomy, having heard that Adam foretold the destruction of the universe at one time by fire, and at another by water, erected two pillars, one of stone, and the other of brick, on which they inscribed their inventions (in astronomy), that they might be preserved, and which remain to this day in the land of Siriad; but this account of Josephus seems to be taken from a fabulous relation of Manetho, the Egyptian, and is abundantly confuted by Dr. Stillingfleet (n). Jarchi interprets this of Seirath, a thick wood or forest, the trees of which grew as thick as the hair on a man's head, and so a proper place to escape to, and hide in: it may be it was the woody part of the mount Ephraim, see Joshua 17:18.

(l) Marsham. Chronicon, p. 39. Vossius de 70 Interpret. p. 271. (m) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 2. sect. 3.((n) Origines Sacrae, l. 1. c. 2.3:12-30 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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