Judges 3:17
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New International Version
He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man.

King James Bible
And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought the gift to Eglon king of Moab; now Eglon was a very fat man.

World English Bible
He offered the tribute to Eglon king of Moab: now Eglon was a very fat man.

Young's Literal Translation
and he bringeth near the present to Eglon king of Moab, and Eglon is a very fat man.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Eglon was a very fat man - The איש בריא ish bari of the text is translated by the Septuagint ανηρ αστειος σφοδρα, a very beautiful or polite man, and in the Syriac, a very rude man. It probably means what we call lusty or corpulent.

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Judges 3:29 And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valor; and there escaped not a man.

1 Samuel 2:29 Why kick you at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honor your sons above me...

Job 15:27 Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes bulges of fat on his flanks.

Psalm 73:7,19 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish...

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless...

Jeremiah 50:11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of my heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass...

Ezekiel 34:20 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD to them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

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

Judges 3:18
After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it.

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