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Judges 3:12-30

RSV 12 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of the LORD. NIV 12 Once 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. RSV 13 He gathered to himself the Ammonites and the Amal'ekites, and went and defeated Israel; and they took possession of the city of palms. NIV 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. RSV 14 And the people of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years. NIV 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. RSV 15 But when the people of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up for them a deliverer, Ehud, the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, a left-handed man. The people of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab. NIV 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. RSV 16 And Ehud made for himself a sword with two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it on his right thigh under his clothes. NIV 16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a foot and a half long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing. RSV 17 And he presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man. NIV 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. RSV 18 And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people that carried the tribute. NIV 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way the men who had carried it. RSV 19 But he himself turned back at the sculptured stones near Gilgal, and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." And he commanded, "Silence." And all his attendants went out from his presence. NIV 19 At the idols near Gilgal he himself turned back and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." The king said, "Quiet!" And all his attendants left him. RSV 20 And Ehud came to him, as he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." And he arose from his seat. NIV 20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his summer palace and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose from his seat, RSV 21 And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly; NIV 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. RSV 22 and the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the dirt came out. NIV 22 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. RSV 23 Then Ehud went out into the vestibule, and closed the doors of the roof chamber upon him, and locked them. NIV 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. RSV 24 When he had gone, the servants came; and when they saw that the doors of the roof chamber were locked, they thought, "He is only relieving himself in the closet of the cool chamber." NIV 24 After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, "He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the house." RSV 25 And they waited till they were utterly at a loss; but when he still did not open the doors of the roof chamber, they took the key and opened them; and there lay their lord dead on the floor. NIV 25 They waited to the point of embarrassment, 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. RSV 26 Ehud escaped while they delayed, and passed beyond the sculptured stones, and escaped to Se-i'rah. NIV 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah. RSV 27 When he arrived, he sounded the trumpet in the hill country of E'phraim; and the people of Israel went down with him from the hill country, having him at their head. NIV 27 When he arrived there, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went down with him from the hills, with him leading them. RSV 28 And he said to them, "Follow after me; for the LORD has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand." So they went down after him, and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, and allowed not a man to pass over. NIV 28 "Follow me," he ordered, "for the LORD has given Moab, your enemy, into your hands." So they followed him down and, taking possession of the fords of the Jordan that led to Moab, they allowed no one to cross over. RSV 29 And they killed at that time about ten thousand of the Moabites, all strong, able-bodied men; not a man escaped. NIV 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not a man escaped. RSV 30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years. NIV 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years.