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 Judges 9:1 - 6
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Judges
   Chapter 9
9:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abimelech son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother's brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother's clan,
 
9:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Ask all the citizens of Shechem, 'Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal's sons rule over you, or just one man?' Remember, I am your flesh and blood."
 
9:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the brothers repeated all this to the citizens of Shechem, they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, "He is our brother."
 
9:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They gave him seventy shekels F37 of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith, and Abimelech used it to hire reckless adventurers, who became his followers.
 
9:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He went to his father's home in Ophrah and on one stone murdered his seventy brothers, the sons of Jerub-Baal. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerub-Baal, escaped by hiding.
 
9:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then all the citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo gathered beside the great tree at the pillar in Shechem to crown Abimelech king.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F37 That is, about 1 3/4 pounds (about 0.8 kilogram)

 
 

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