New Living Translation
Adoni-bezek escaped, but the Israelites soon captured him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.
King James Bible
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Darby Bible Translation
Ado'ni-be'zek fled; but they pursued him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
World English Bible
But Adoni-Bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Young's Literal Translation
And Adoni-Bezek fleeth, and they pursue after him, and seize him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:6 Great toes - And this they did, either by the direction of God, or upon notice of his former tyranny and cruelty.
LibraryThe Prophet Jonah.
It has been asserted without any sufficient reason, that Jonah is older than Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah,--that he is the oldest among the prophets whose written monuments have been preserved to us. The passage in 2 Kings xiv. 25, where it is said, that Jonah, the son of Amittai the prophet, prophesied to Jeroboam the happy success of his arms, and the restoration of the ancient boundaries of Israel, and that this prophecy was confirmed by the event, cannot decide in favour of this assertion, …
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Then slaughter it, and apply some of its blood to the right earlobes of Aaron and his sons. Also put it on the thumbs of their right hands and the big toes of their right feet. Splatter the rest of the blood against all sides of the altar.
While at Bezek they encountered King Adoni-bezek and fought against him, and the Canaanites and Perizzites were defeated.
Adoni-bezek said, "I once had seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off, eating scraps from under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." They took him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
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