English Standard Version
And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and with it he struck 1,000 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.
American Standard Version
And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and smote a thousand men therewith.
And finding a jawbone, even the jawbone of an ass which lay there, catching it up, be slew therewith a thousand men.
English Revised Version
And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and smote a thousand men therewith.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he found a fresh jaw-bone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men with it.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Samson is delivered up to the Philistines, and smites them with the jaw-bone of an Ass.
The Philistines came ("went up," denoting the advance of an army: see at Joshua 8:1) to avenge themselves for the defeat they had sustained from Samson; and having encamped in Judah, spread themselves out in Lechi (Lehi). Lechi (לחי, in pause לחי, i.e., a jaw), which is probably mentioned again in 2 Samuel 23:11, and, according to Judges 15:17, received the name of Ramath-lechi from Samson himself, cannot be traced with any certainty, as the early church tradition respecting the place is utterly worthless. Van de Velde imagines that it is to be found in the flattened rocky hill el Lechieh, or Lekieh, upon which an ancient fortification has been discovered, in the middle of the road from Tell Khewelfeh to Beersheba, at the south-western approach of the mountains of Judah.
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.'
quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.
And Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey have I struck down a thousand men."
As soon as he had finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone out of his hand. And that place was called Ramath-lehi.
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