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Judges 3:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Ehud made him a sword having two edges, it was of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right hip.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length,—and girded it under his raiment, upon his right thigh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Ehud maketh for himself a sword, and it hath two mouths (a cubit [is] its length), and he girdeth it under his long robe on his right thigh;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he made himself a two-edged sword, with a haft in the midst of the length of the palm of the hand, and was girded therewith, under his garment, on the right thigh.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Ehud made him a dagger (which had two edges) of a cubite length, and he did gird it vnder his raiment, vpon his right thigh,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Ehud{gr.Aod} made himself a dagger of two edges, of a span long, and he girded it under his cloak upon his right thigh.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But h אֵהוּד y164
[0164] Standard
אֵהוּד
'Ehuwd
{ay-hood'}
From the same as H0161; united; Ehud, the name of two or three Israelite.
x261
(0261) Complement
אֵחוּד
'Echuwd
{ay-khood'}
From H0258; united; Echud, the name of three Israelites.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
him a dagger 2719
{2719} Prime
חֶרֶב
chereb
{kheh'-reb}
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
which had two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
edges, 6366
{6366} Prime
פֵּיָה
peyah
{pay-aw'}
Feminine of H6310; an edge.
of a cubit 1574
{1574} Prime
גֹּמֶד
gomed
{go'-med}
From an unused root apparently meaning to grasp; properly a span.
length; 753
{0753} Prime
אֹרֶךְ
'orek
{o'-rek}
From H0748; length.
and he did gird 2296
{2296} Prime
חָגַר
chagar
{khaw-gar'}
A primitive root; to gird on (as a belt, armor, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
it under x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
his raiment 4055
{4055} Prime
מַד
mad
{mad}
From H4058; properly extent, that is, height; also a measure; by implication a vesture (as measured); also a carpet.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
his right 3225
{3225} Prime
יָמִין
yamiyn
{yaw-meen'}
From H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south.
thigh. 3409
{3409} Prime
יָרֵךְ
yarek
{yaw-rake'}
From an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemism the generative parts; figuratively a shank, flank, side.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Judges 3:16

_ _ Ehud made him a dagger ... and he did gird it ... upon his right thigh — The sword was usually worn on the left side; so that Ehud’s was the more likely to escape detection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 3:12-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 3:16

A cubit length — Long enough for his design, and not too long for concealment. His right thigh — Which was most convenient both for the use of his left hand, and for avoiding suspicion.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
two edges:

Psalms 149:6 [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

upon:

Judges 3:21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:
Psalms 45:3 Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O [most] mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
Song of Songs 3:8 They all hold swords, [being] expert in war: every man [hath] his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
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Jg 3:21. Ps 45:3; 149:6. So 3:8. He 4:12. Rv 1:16; 2:12.

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