New Living Translation
So he attacked the Philistines with great fury and killed many of them. Then he went to live in a cave in the rock of Etam.
King James Bible
And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.
Darby Bible Translation
And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter; and he went down and stayed in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
World English Bible
He struck them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
Young's Literal Translation
And he smiteth them hip and thigh -- a great smiting, and goeth down and dwelleth in the cleft of the rock Etam.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:8 Hip and thigh - It seems to be a phrase, to express a desperate attack, attended with the utmost hurry and confusion: and perhaps intimates, that they all fled before him. So he smote them in the hinder parts. Rock Etam - A natural fortress, where he waited to see what steps the Philistines would take.
quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.
"Because you did this," Samson vowed, "I won't rest until I take my revenge on you!"
The Philistines retaliated by setting up camp in Judah and spreading out near the town of Lehi.
So 3,000 men of Judah went down to get Samson at the cave in the rock of Etam. They said to Samson, "Don't you realize the Philistines rule over us? What are you doing to us?" But Samson replied, "I only did to them what they did to me."
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