Judges 3:10-20 NIV

10 The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judgea and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.

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11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.

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12 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel.

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13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.b

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    • k 3:13 - That is, Jericho
      14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years.

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      15 Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer—Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab.

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      16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubitc long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.

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        • 38 3:16 - S ver 15
        • l 3:16 - That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
          17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man.

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              18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it.
              19 But on reaching the stone images near Gilgal he himself went back to Eglon and said, “Your Majesty, I have a secret message for you.” The king said to his attendants, “Leave us!” And they all left.
              20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palaced and said, “I have a message from God for you.” As the king rose from his seat,

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                • m 3:20 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verse 24.