Judges 1:7

Overview - Judges 1
The acts of Judah and Simeon.
Adonibezek justly requited.
Jerusalem taken.
10 Hebron taken.
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.
30 Of Zebulun.
31 Of Asher.
33 Of Naphtali.
34 Of Dan.
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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.

gathered
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
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