New International Version
He attacked them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed 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 a great slaughter. And he went down and dwelt in the cleft of the cliff 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He smote them hip and thigh - This also is variously understood; but the general meaning seems plain; he appears to have had no kind of defensive weapon, therefore he was obliged to grapple with them, and, according to the custom of wrestlers, trip up their feet, and then bruise them to death. Some translate heaps upon heaps; others, he smote horsemen and footmen; others, he wounded them from their legs to their thighs, etc., etc. See the different versions. Some think in their running away from him he kicked them down, and then trod them to death: thus his leg or thigh was against their hip; hence the expression.
The top of the rock Etam - It is very likely that this is the same place as that mentioned 1 Chronicles 4:32; it was in the tribe of Simeon, and on the borders of Dan, and probably a fortified place.
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LibraryWhether the Degrees of Prophecy Can be Distinguished According to the Imaginary vision?
Objection 1: It would seem that the degrees of prophecy cannot be distinguished according to the imaginary vision. For the degrees of a thing bear relation to something that is on its own account, not on account of something else. Now, in prophecy, intellectual vision is sought on its own account, and imaginary vision on account of something else, as stated above (A, ad 2). Therefore it would seem that the degrees of prophecy are distinguished not according to imaginary, but only according to …
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quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
Samson said to them, "Since you've acted like this, I swear that I won't stop until I get my revenge on you."
The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
Then three thousand men from Judah went down to the cave in the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Don't you realize that the Philistines are rulers over us? What have you done to us?" He answered, "I merely did to them what they did to me."
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