Ehud had made a sword that had two edges. It was about a foot and a half long. He tied it to his right leg under his clothes.
Eglon, the king of Moab, was a very fat man. Ehud gave him the gift he had brought.
After that, he sent away those who had carried it.
At the place where some statues of gods stood near Gilgal, Ehud turned back. He said, "King Eglon, I have a secret message for you." The king said, "I want everyone to be quiet." And all of his attendants left him.
Then Ehud approached him. King Eglon was sitting alone in the upstairs room of his summer palace. Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." So the king got up from his seat.
Then Ehud reached out his left hand. He pulled out the sword that was tied to his right leg. He stuck it into the king's stomach.
Even the handle sank in after the blade. The blade came right out the king's back. Ehud didn't pull the sword out. And the fat closed over it.
Ehud went out to the porch. He shut the doors of the upstairs room behind him. Then he locked them.
After he had gone, the servants came. They found the doors of the upstairs room locked. They said, "Eglon must be going to the toilet in the inside room of the house."
They waited for a long time. They waited so long they became worried. But the king still didn't open the doors of the room. So they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their king. He had fallen to the floor. He was dead.
While Eglon's servants had been waiting, Ehud had gotten away. He passed by the statues of gods and escaped to Seirah.