Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his summer palacea1 and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose2 from his seat,
Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword3 from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly.
Even the handle sank in after the blade, which came out his back. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it.
Then Ehud went out to the porchb; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, "He must be relieving himself4 in the inner room of the house."
They waited to the point of embarrassment,5 but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their lord fallen to the floor, dead.