New Living Translation
Then Ehud closed and locked the doors of the room and escaped down the latrine.
King James Bible
Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Ehud went out into the vestibule, and closed the doors of the roof chamber upon him, and locked them.
World English Bible
Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room on him, and locked them.
Young's Literal Translation
And Ehud goeth out at the porch, and shutteth the doors of the upper chamber upon him, and hath bolted it;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:23 Went forth - With a composed countenance and gait, being well assured, that God, who by his extraordinary call had put him upon that enterprise, would by his special providence carry him through it. Upon him - Upon or after himself. Locked them - Either pulling it close after him, as we do when doors have spring locks; or taking the key with him.
LibraryThe Prophecy of Obadiah.
We need not enter into details regarding the question as to the time when the prophet wrote. By a thorough argumentation, Caspari has proved, that he occupies his right position in the Canon, and hence belongs to the earliest age of written prophecy, i.e., to the time of Jeroboam II. and Uzziah. As bearing conclusively against those who would assign to him a far later date, viz., the time of the exile, there is not only the indirect testimony borne by the place which this prophecy occupies in …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
The Doctrine of Angels.
Ehud walked over to Eglon, who was sitting alone in a cool upstairs room. And Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you!" As King Eglon rose from his seat,
The dagger went so deep that the handle disappeared beneath the king's fat. So Ehud did not pull out the dagger, and the king's bowels emptied.
After Ehud was gone, the king's servants returned and found the doors to the upstairs room locked. They thought he might be using the latrine in the room,
2 Samuel 13:18
So the servant put her out and locked the door behind her. She was wearing a long, beautiful robe, as was the custom in those days for the king's virgin daughters.
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