Judges 3:20

Overview - Judges 3
The nations which were left to prove Israel.
By communion with them they commit idolatry.
Othniel delivered them from Chushan-rishathaim;
12 Ehud from Eglon;
31 and Shamgar from the Philistines.
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Judges 3:20  (King James Version)
And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.

a summer parlour
Hebrew a parlour of cooling.
The {leeyah,} or upper chamber, seems to have been of the same description as the {olah} of the Arabs, but properly ventilated, described by Dr. Shaw, who says, that to most of their houses there is a smaller one annexed, which sometimes rises one story higher than the house; at other times, it consists of one or two rooms only, and a terrace; while others that are built, as they frequently are, over the porch or gateway, have, if we except the ground floor, which they want, all the conveniences that belong to the house itself. There is a door of communication from them into the gallery of the house; besides another, which opens immediately from a private staircase, down into the porch or street, without giving the least disturbance to the house. In these back houses strangers are usually lodged and entertained; and to them likewise the men are wont to retire from the noise and hurry of their families, to be more at leisure for mediation or diversions.
Amos 3:15

I have
19 ; 2 Samuel 12:1-15 ; 24:12 Micah 6:9

he arose
Psalms 29:1 ; Jeremiah 10:7