Judges 3:18
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English Standard Version
And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who carried the tribute.

King James Bible
And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.

American Standard Version
And when he had made an end of offering the tribute, he sent away the people that bare the tribute.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had presented the gifts unto him, he followed his companions that came along with him.

English Revised Version
And when he had made an end of offering the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bore the present.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In vv. 12-30 the subjugation of the Israelites by Eglon, the king of the Moabites, and their deliverance from this bondage, are circumstantially described. First of all, in Judges 3:12-14, the subjugation. When the Israelites forsook the Lord again (in the place of וגו את־הרע ... ויּעשׂוּ, Judges 3:7, we have here the appropriate expression ... הרע הרע לעשׂות, they added to do, i.e., did again, evil, etc., as in Judges 4:1; Judges 10:6; Judges 13:1), the Lord made Eglon the king of the Moabites strong over Israel. על חזּק, to give a person strength to overcome or oppress another. כּי על, as in Deuteronomy 31:17, instead of the more usual אשׁר על (cf. Jeremiah 4:28; Malachi 2:14; Psalm 139:14). Eglon allied himself with the Ammonites and Amalekites, those arch-foes of Israel, invaded the land, took the palm-city, i.e., Jericho (see at Judges 1:16), and made the Israelites tributary for eighteen years. Sixty years had passed since Jericho had been burnt by Joshua. During that time the Israelites had rebuilt the ruined city, but they had not fortified it, on account of the curse pronounced by Joshua upon any one who should restore it as a fortress; so that the Moabites could easily conquer it, and using it as a base, reduce the Israelites to servitude.

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Judges 3:17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.

Judges 3:19 But he himself turned back from the idols which were at Gilgal, and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." And he said, "Keep silence." And all who attended him left him.

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Judges 3:17
And he presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.

Judges 3:19
But he himself turned back at the idols near Gilgal and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." And he commanded, "Silence." And all his attendants went out from his presence.

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