New International Version
The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
King James Bible
Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.
World English Bible
Then the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.
Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistines go up, and encamp in Judah, and are spread out in Lehi,
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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 …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
He attacked them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a cave in the rock of Etam.
The people of Judah asked, "Why have you come to fight us?" "We have come to take Samson prisoner," they answered, "to do to him as he did to us."
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