18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it.

Read Judges 3:18 Using Other Translations

And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.
And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who carried the tribute.
After delivering the payment, Ehud started home with those who had helped carry the tribute.