Judges 3:26
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Ehud escaped while they delayed, and he passed beyond the idols and escaped to Seirah.

King James Bible
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.

American Standard Version
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Aod, while they were in confusion, escaped, and passed by the place of the idols, from whence he had returned. And he came to Seirath:

English Revised Version
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ehud escaped while they tarried; and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.

Judges 3:26 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After presenting the gift, Ehud dismissed the people who had carried the present to their own homes; namely, as we learn from Judges 3:19, after they had gone some distance from Jericho. But he himself returned from the stone-quarries at Gilgal, sc., to Jericho to king Eglon. הפּסילים מן refers to some place by Gilgal. In Deuteronomy 7:25; Isaiah 21:9; Jeremiah 8:19, pesilim signifies idols. And if we would retain this meaning here, as the lxx, Vulg., and others have done, we must assume that in the neighbourhood of Gilgal there were stone idols set up in the open air-a thing which is very improbable. The rendering "stone quarries," from פּסל, to hew out stones (Exodus 34:1, etc.), which is the one adopted in the Chaldee, and by Rashi and others, is more likely to be the correct one. Gilgal cannot be the Gilgal between Jericho and the Jordan, which was the first encampment of the Israelites in Canaan, as is commonly supposed, since Ehud passed the Pesilim on his flight from the king's dwelling-place to the mountains of Ephraim (Judges 3:26, Judges 3:27); and we can neither assume, as Bertheau does, that Eglon did not reside in the conquered palm-city (Jericho), but in some uncultivated place in the neighbourhood of the Jordan, nor suppose that after the murder of Eglon Ehud could possibly have gone from Jericho to the Gilgal which was half an hour's journey towards the east, for the purpose of escaping by a circuitous route of this kind to Seirah in the mountains of Ephraim, which was on the north-west of Jericho. Gilgal is more likely to be Geliloth, which was on the west of Jericho opposite to the ascent of Adummim (Kaalat ed Dom), on the border of Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 18:17), and which was also called Gilgal (Joshua 15:7). Having returned to the king's palace, Ehud sent in a message to him: "I have a secret word to thee, O king." The context requires that we should understand "he said" in the sense of "he had him told" (or bade say to him), since Ehud himself did not go in to the king, who was sitting in his room, till afterwards (Judges 3:20). In consequence of this message the king said: הס, lit. be silent (the imperative of הסה fo); here it is a proclamation, Let there be quiet. Thereupon all who were standing round (viz., his attendants) left the room, and Ehud went in (Judges 3:20). The king was sitting "in his upper room of cooling alone." The "room of cooling" (Luther, Sommerlaube, summer-arbour) was a room placed upon the flat roof of a house, which was open to the currents of air, and so afforded a cool retreat, such as are still met with in the East (vid., Shaw, pp. 188-9). Then Ehud said, "A word of God I have to thee;" whereupon the king rose from his seat, from reverence towards the word of God which Ehud pretended that he had to deliver to him, not to defend himself, as Bertheau supposes, of which there is not the slightest intimation in the text.

Judges 3:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the quarries

Judges 3:19 But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand to you, O king: who said...

Cross References
Judges 3:25
And they waited till they were embarrassed. But when he still did not open the doors of the roof chamber, they took the key and opened them, and there lay their lord dead on the floor.

Judges 3:27
When he arrived, he sounded the trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim. Then the people of Israel went down with him from the hill country, and he was their leader.

Jump to Previous
Delayed Delaying Ehud Escaped Idols Images Lingered Passed Past Quarries Sculptured Stone Stones Tarried Tarrying Waited Waiting
Jump to Next
Delayed Delaying Ehud Escaped Idols Images Lingered Passed Past Quarries Sculptured Stone Stones Tarried Tarrying Waited Waiting
Links
Judges 3:26 NIV
Judges 3:26 NLT
Judges 3:26 ESV
Judges 3:26 NASB
Judges 3:26 KJV

Judges 3:26 Bible Apps
Judges 3:26 Biblia Paralela
Judges 3:26 Chinese Bible
Judges 3:26 French Bible
Judges 3:26 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Judges 3:25
Top of Page
Top of Page