New International Version
Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Adoni-Bezek fled, and they pursued after 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cut off his thumbs - That he might never be able to draw his bow or handle his sword, and great toes, that he might never be able to pursue or escape from an adversary.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judges 1:7 Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me." So they brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.
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1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
Slaughter it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Then splash blood against the sides of the altar.
It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.
Then Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
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