New International Version
Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men.
King James Bible
And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.
Darby Bible Translation
And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand and took it, and slew with it a thousand men.
World English Bible
He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put forth his hand, and took it, and struck a thousand men therewith.
Young's Literal Translation
and he findeth a fresh jaw-bone of an ass, and putteth forth his hand and taketh it, and smiteth with it -- a thousand men.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He found a new jaw-bone of an ass - I rather think that the word טריה teriyah, which we translate new, and the margin moist, should be understood as signifying the tabia or putrid state of the ass from which this jawbone was taken. He found there a dead ass in a state of putrefaction; on which account he could the more easily separate the jaw from its integuments; this was a circumstance proper to be recorded by the historian, and a mark of the providence of God. But were we to understand it of a fresh jaw-bone, very lately separated from the head of an ass, the circumstance does not seem worthy of being recorded.
With the jaw-bore of an ass, heaps upon heaps - I cannot see the propriety of this rendering of the Hebrew words בלחי החמור חמור חמרתים bilchi hachamor, chemor chamorathayim; I believe they should be translated thus: -
"With the jaw-bone of this ass, an ass (the foal) of two asses;
"With the jaw-bone of this ass I have slain a thousand men."
This appears to have been a triumphal song on the occasion; and the words are variously rendered both by the versions, and by expositors.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
new jaw-bone. Heb. moist. slew
a thousand. Some would render the words 'a chief'; but it is alluph, and not aileph, which signifies a chief; besides which, the Hebrew idiom would, even in that case, require it to be ish alluph, a man, a chief, and not alluph ish, a chief, a man, Add to which, that every version renders it 'a thousand men.'
LibraryWhether the Degrees of Prophecy Can be Distinguished According to the Imaginary vision?
Objection 1: It would seem that the degrees of prophecy cannot be distinguished according to the imaginary vision. For the degrees of a thing bear relation to something that is on its own account, not on account of something else. Now, in prophecy, intellectual vision is sought on its own account, and imaginary vision on account of something else, as stated above (A, ad 2). Therefore it would seem that the degrees of prophecy are distinguished not according to imaginary, but only according to …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.
Then Samson said, "With a donkey's jawbone I have made donkeys of them. With a donkey's jawbone I have killed a thousand men."
When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone; and the place was called Ramath Lehi.
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