18 October 2009

God delivers 10,000 lusty Moabites

After Ehud delivered God's message to Ehud (a knife blade in the belly), he blew a trumpet to summon all the Israelites.
Ehud … blew a trumpet … and the children of Israel went down with him. Judges 3.26-27
Then he told the people:
Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. 3.28
So they followed Ehud and God helped them kill 10,000 lusty Moabites.
And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man. 3.29
Kind of boring, I know. But sometimes God runs out of imaginative ways of killing people.

God's next killing: Shamgar kills 600 Philistines with an ox goad

2 comments:

matt311 said...

"Lusty men of valour"... do you think the Israelites were gay for the Moabites?

joshua said...

@ matt311:

If only. The OED has these other definitions for "Lusty" -

10. Of persons: Massively built. Hence, corpulent, stout, fat.

9. Massive, substantial, large. Obs.

6. Insolent, arrogant, self-confident. Obs.

and

1. Of persons and their attributes: Joyful, merry, jocund; cheerful, lively. Obs.


and we also get these translations:

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
They struck down at that time about ten thousand Moabites, all robust and valiant men; and no one escaped.


and

Darby Bible Translation
And they killed at that time about ten thousand of the Moabites, all strong, able-bodied men; not a man escaped.


This courtesy of http://scripturetext.com/judges/3-29.htm .