|Overview - Judges 1|
|1||The acts of Judah and Simeon.|
|4||Adonibezek justly requited.|
|11||Othniel has Achsah to wife for taking of Debir.|
|16||The Kenites dwell in Judah.|
|17||Hormah, Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron taken.|
|21||The acts of Benjamin.|
|22||Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el.|
Judges 1:7 (King James Version)
And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
- their thumbs
- Hebrew the thumbs of their hands and of their
- feet. This was not an unusual act of cruelty in ancient times towards enemies.--lian informs us, that in after ages "the Athenians, at the instigation of Cleon, son of Cleoenetus, made a decree that all the inhabitants of the island of gina should have the thumb cut off from the right hand, so that they might ever after be disabled from holding a spear, yet might handle an oar." It was a custom among those Romans who did not like a military life, to cut off their thumbs, that they might be incapable of serving in the army; and for the same reason, parents sometimes cut off the thumbs of their children.
- or, gleaned. as I have.
- Exodus 21:23-25 ; Leviticus 24:19-21 ; 1 Samuel 15:33 ; Isaiah 33:1 ; Matthew 7:1 Matthew 7:2
- Luke 6:37 Luke 6:38 ; Romans 2:15 ; James 2:13 ; Revelation 13:10 ; 16:6