World English Bible
Judges 3 (WEBP)
 Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to test Israel by them, even as many as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
 only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at least those who knew nothing of it before:
 the five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath.
 They were left to test Israel by them, to know whether they would listen to Yahweh’s commandments, which he commanded their fathers by Moses.
 The children of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
 They took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons and served their gods.
 The children of Israel did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, and forgot Yahweh their God, and served the Baals and the Asheroth.
 Therefore Yahweh’s anger burned against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Cushan Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Cushan Rishathaim eight years.
 When the children of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised up a savior to the children of Israel, who saved them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.
 Yahweh’s Spirit came on him, and he judged Israel; and he went out to war, and Yahweh delivered Cushan Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand. His hand prevailed against Cushan Rishathaim.
 The land had rest forty years, then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
 The children of Israel again did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, and Yahweh strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight.
 He gathered the children of Ammon and Amalek to himself; and he went and struck Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees.
 The children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.
 But when the children of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised up a savior for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. The children of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab.
 Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit° in length; and he wore it under his clothing on his right thigh.
 He offered the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.
 When Ehud had finished offering the tribute, he sent away the people who carried the tribute.
 But he himself turned back from the stone idols that were by Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” The king said, “Keep silence!” All who stood by him left him.
 Ehud came to him; and he was sitting by himself alone in the cool upper room. Ehud said, “I have a message from God to you.” He arose out of his seat.
 Ehud put out his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his body.
 The handle also went in after the blade; and the fat closed on the blade, for he didn’t draw the sword out of his body; and it came out behind.
 Then Ehud went out onto the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room on him, and locked them.
 After he had gone, his servants came and saw that the doors of the upper room were locked. They said, “Surely he is covering his feet§ in the upper room.”
 They waited until they were ashamed; and behold, he didn’t open the doors of the upper room. Therefore they took the key and opened them, and behold, their lord had fallen down dead on the floor.
 Ehud escaped while they waited, passed beyond the stone idols, and escaped to Seirah.
 When he had come, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim; and the children of Israel went down with him from the hill country, and he led them.
 He said to them, “Follow me; for Yahweh has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” They followed him, and took the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, and didn’t allow any man to pass over.
 They struck at that time about ten thousand men of Moab, every strong man and every man of valor. No man escaped.
 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. Then the land had rest eighty years.
 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck six hundred men of the Philistines with an ox goad. He also saved Israel.
Judges 3:16 A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches or 46 centimeters.
Judges 3:24 or, “relieving himself”.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Judges 3 (KJVS)
 Now these [are] the nations H1471 which the LORD H3068 left H3240 (8689), to prove H5254 (8763) Israel H3478 by them, [even] as many [of Israel] as had not known H3045 (8804) all the wars H4421 of Canaan H3667;
 Only that H7535 the generations H1755 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478 might know H3045 (8800), to teach H3925 (8763) them war H4421, at the least such as before H6440 knew H3045 (8804) nothing thereof;
 [Namely], five H2568 lords H5633 of the Philistines H6430, and all the Canaanites H3669, and the Sidonians H6722, and the Hivites H2340 that dwelt H3427 (8802) in mount H2022 Lebanon H3844, from mount H2022 Baalhermon H1179 unto the entering in H935 (8800) of Hamath H2574.
 And they were to prove H5254 (8763) Israel H3478 by them, to know H3045 (8800) whether they would hearken H8085 (8799) unto the commandments H4687 of the LORD H3068, which he commanded H6680 (8765) their fathers H1 by the hand H3027 of Moses H4872.
 And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 dwelt H3427 (8804) among H7130 the Canaanites H3669, Hittites H2850, and Amorites H567, and Perizzites H6522, and Hivites H2340, and Jebusites H2983:
 And they took H3947 (8799) their daughters H1323 to be their wives H802, and gave H5414 (8804) their daughters H1323 to their sons H1121, and served H5647 (8799) their gods H430.
 And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 did H6213 (8799) evil H7451 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068, and forgat H7911 (8799) the LORD H3068 their God H430, and served H5647 (8799) Baalim H1168 and the groves H842.
 Therefore the anger H639 of the LORD H3068 was hot H2734 (8799) against Israel H3478, and he sold H4376 (8799) them into the hand H3027 of Chushanrishathaim H3573 king H4428 of Mesopotamia H763: and the children H1121 of Israel H3478 served H5647 (8799) Chushanrishathaim H3573 eight H8083 years H8141.
 And when the children H1121 of Israel H3478 cried H2199 (8799) unto the LORD H3068, the LORD H3068 raised up H6965 (8686) a deliverer H3467 (8688) to the children H1121 of Israel H3478, who delivered H3467 (8686) them, [even] Othniel H6274 the son H1121 of Kenaz H7073, Caleb’s H3612 younger H6996 brother H251.
 And the Spirit H7307 of the LORD H3068 came upon him, and he judged H8199 (8799) Israel H3478, and went out H3318 (8799) to war H4421: and the LORD H3068 delivered H5414 (8799) Chushanrishathaim H3573 king H4428 of Mesopotamia H763 into his hand H3027; and his hand H3027 prevailed H5810 (8799) against Chushanrishathaim H3573.
 And the land H776 had rest H8252 (8799) forty H705 years H8141. And Othniel H6274 the son H1121 of Kenaz H7073 died H4191 (8799).
 And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 did H6213 (8800) evil H7451 again H3254 (8686) in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068: and the LORD H3068 strengthened H2388 (8762) Eglon H5700 the king H4428 of Moab H4124 against Israel H3478, because they had done H6213 (8804) evil H7451 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068.
 And he gathered H622 (8799) unto him the children H1121 of Ammon H5983 and Amalek H6002, and went H3212 (8799) and smote H5221 (8686) Israel H3478, and possessed H3423 (8799) the city H5892 of palm trees H8558 (8677) H5899.
 So the children H1121 of Israel H3478 served H5647 (8799) Eglon H5700 the king H4428 of Moab H4124 eighteen H8083 H6240 years H8141.
 But when the children H1121 of Israel H3478 cried H2199 (8799) unto the LORD H3068, the LORD H3068 raised them up H6965 (8686) a deliverer H3467 (8688), Ehud H164 the son H1121 of Gera H1617, a Benjamite H1145, a man H376 lefthanded H334 H3225: and by him H3027 the children H1121 of Israel H3478 sent H7971 (8799) a present H4503 unto Eglon H5700 the king H4428 of Moab H4124.
 But Ehud H164 made H6213 (8799) him a dagger H2719 which had two H8147 edges H6366, of a cubit H1574 length H753; and he did gird H2296 (8799) it under his raiment H4055 upon his right H3225 thigh H3409.
 And he brought H7126 (8686) the present H4503 unto Eglon H5700 king H4428 of Moab H4124: and Eglon H5700 [was] a very H3966 fat H1277 man H376.
 And when he had made an end H3615 (8765) to offer H7126 (8687) the present H4503, he sent away H7971 (8762) the people H5971 that bare H5375 (8802) the present H4503.
 But he himself turned again H7725 (8804) from the quarries H6456 that [were] by Gilgal H1537, and said H559 (8799), I have a secret H5643 errand H1697 unto thee, O king H4428: who said H559 (8799), Keep silence H2013 (8761). And all that stood H5975 (8802) by him went out H3318 (8799) from him.
 And Ehud H164 came H935 (8804) unto him; and he was sitting H3427 (8802) in a summer H4747 parlour H5944, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud H164 said H559 (8799), I have a message H1697 from God H430 unto thee. And he arose H6965 (8799) out of [his] seat H3678.
 And Ehud H164 put forth H7971 (8799) his left H8040 hand H3027, and took H3947 (8799) the dagger H2719 from his right H3225 thigh H3409, and thrust H8628 (8799) it into his belly H990:
 And the haft H5325 also went in H935 (8799) after H310 the blade H3851; and the fat H2459 closed H5462 (8799) upon H1157 the blade H3851, so that he could not draw H8025 (8804) the dagger H2719 out of his belly H990; and the dirt H6574 came out H3318 (8799).
 Then Ehud H164 went forth H3318 (8799) through the porch H4528, and shut H5462 (8799) the doors H1817 of the parlour H5944 upon him, and locked H5274 (8804) them.
 When he was gone out H3318 (8804), his servants H5650 came H935 (8804); and when they saw H7200 (8799) that, behold, the doors H1817 of the parlour H5944 [were] locked H5274 (8803), they said H559 (8799), Surely he covereth H5526 (8688) his feet H7272 in his summer H4747 chamber H2315.
 And they tarried H2342 (8799) till they were ashamed H954 (8800): and, behold, he opened H6605 (8802) not the doors H1817 of the parlour H5944; therefore they took H3947 (8799) a key H4668, and opened H6605 (8799) [them]: and, behold, their lord H113 [was] fallen down H5307 (8802) dead H4191 (8801) on the earth H776.
 And Ehud H164 escaped H4422 (8738) while they tarried H4102 (8699), and passed beyond H5674 (8804) the quarries H6456, and escaped H4422 (8735) unto Seirath H8167.
 And it came to pass, when he was come H935 (8800), that he blew H8628 (8799) a trumpet H7782 in the mountain H2022 of Ephraim H669, and the children H1121 of Israel H3478 went down H3381 (8799) with him from the mount H2022, and he before H6440 them.
 And he said H559 (8799) unto them, Follow H7291 (8798) after H310 me: for the LORD H3068 hath delivered H5414 (8804) your enemies H341 (8802) the Moabites H4124 into your hand H3027. And they went down H3381 (8799) after H310 him, and took H3920 (8799) the fords H4569 of Jordan H3383 toward Moab H4124, and suffered H5414 (8804) not a man H376 to pass over H5674 (8800).
 And they slew H5221 (8686) of Moab H4124 at that time H6256 about ten H6235 thousand H505 men H376, all lusty H8082, and all men H376 of valour H2428; and there escaped H4422 (8738) not a man H376.
 So Moab H4124 was subdued H3665 (8735) that day H3117 under the hand H3027 of Israel H3478. And the land H776 had rest H8252 (8799) fourscore H8084 years H8141.
 And after H310 him was Shamgar H8044 the son H1121 of Anath H6067, which slew H5221 (8686) of the Philistines H6430 six H8337 hundred H3967 men H376 with an ox H1241 goad H4451: and he also delivered H3467 (8686) Israel H3478.
Young’s Literal Translation
Judges 3 (YLT)
 And these are the nations which Jehovah left, to try Israel by them, all who have not known all the wars of Canaan;
 (only for the sake of the generations of the sons of Israel’s knowing, to teach them war, only those who formerly have not known them)-
 five princes of the Philistines, and all the Canaanite, and the Zidonian, and the Hivite inhabiting mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-Hermon unto the entering in of Hamath;
 and they are to prove Israel by them, to know whether they obey the commands of Jehovah that He commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
 And the sons of Israel have dwelt in the midst of the Canaanite, the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite,
 and take their daughters to them for wives, and their daughters have given to their sons, and they serve their gods;
 and the sons of Israel do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and forget Jehovah their God, and serve the Baalim and the shrines.
 And the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel, and He selleth them into the hand of Chushan-Rishathaim king of Aram-Naharaim, and the sons of Israel serve Chushan-Rishathaim eight years;
 and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah, and Jehovah raiseth a saviour to the sons of Israel, and he saveth them-Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother;
 and the Spirit of Jehovah is upon him, and he judgeth Israel, and goeth out to battle, and Jehovah giveth unto his hand Chushan-Rishathaim king of Aram, and strong is his hand against Chushan-Rishathaim;
 and the land resteth forty years. And Othniel son of Kenaz dieth,
 and the sons of Israel add to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah; and Jehovah strengtheneth Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because that they have done the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah;
 and he gathereth unto him the Bene-Ammon and Amalek, and goeth and smiteth Israel, and they possess the city of palms;
 and the sons of Israel serve Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.
 And the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah, and Jehovah raiseth to them a saviour, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjamite (a man-shut of his right hand), and the sons of Israel send by his hand a present to Eglon king of Moab;
 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;
 and he bringeth near the present to Eglon king of Moab, and Eglon is a very fat man.
 And it cometh to pass, when he hath finished to bring near the present, that he sendeth away the people bearing the present,
 and he himself hath turned back from the graven images which are at Gilgal, and saith, ‘A secret word I have unto thee, O king;’ and he saith, ‘Hush!’ and go out from him do all those standing by him.
 And Ehud hath come unto him, and he is sitting in the upper chamber of the wall which he hath for himself, and Ehud saith, ‘A word of God I have unto thee;’ and he riseth from off the throne;
 and Ehud putteth forth his left hand, and taketh the sword from off his right thigh, and striketh it into his belly;
 and the haft also goeth in after the blade, and the fat shutteth on the blade, that he hath not drawn the sword out of his belly, and it goeth out at the fundament.
 And Ehud goeth out at the porch, and shutteth the doors of the upper chamber upon him, and hath bolted it;
 and he hath gone out, and his servants have come in, and look, and lo, the doors of the upper chamber are bolted, and they say, ‘He is only covering his feet in the inner chamber of the wall.’
 And they stay till confounded, and lo, he is not opening the doors of the upper chamber, and they take the key, and open, and lo, their lord is fallen to the earth-dead.
 And Ehud escaped during their tarrying, and hath passed by the images, and is escaped to Seirath.
 And it cometh to pass, in his coming in, that he bloweth with a trumpet in the hill-country of Ephraim, and go down with him do the sons of Israel from the hill-country, and he before them;
 and he saith unto them, ‘Pursue after me, for Jehovah hath given your enemies, the Moabites, into your hand;’ and they go down after him, and capture the passages of the Jordan towards Moab, and have not permitted a man to pass over.
 And they smite Moab at that time, about ten thousand men, all robust, and every one a man of valour, and not a man hath escaped,
 and Moab is humbled in that day under the hand of Israel; and the land resteth eighty years.
 And after him hath been Shamgar son of Anath, and he smiteth the Philistines-six hundred men-with an ox-goad, and he saveth-he also-Israel.