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And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:7 Threescore and ten kings. These “kings” had been rulers over various small “kingdoms” in Canaan, each amounting essentially to a “city-state.”

1:7 toes cut off. It was the custom to disable captured leaders in this way, cutting off their thumbs and great toes so that they could neither fight nor run.

1:7 under my table. That is, they were forced to depend on scraps that fell from the victor’s table for their food.

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