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 Judges 9:26 - 41
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 9
9:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Gaal son of Ebed moved with his brothers into Shechem, and its citizens put their confidence in him.
 
9:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After they had gone out into the fields and gathered the grapes and trodden them, they held a festival in the temple of their god. While they were eating and drinking, they cursed Abimelech.
 
9:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the men of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelech?
 
9:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If only this people were under my command! Then I would get rid of him. I would say to Abimelech, 'Call out your whole army!'" F38
 
9:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Zebul the governor of the city heard what Gaal son of Ebed said, he was very angry.
 
9:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Under cover he sent messengers to Abimelech, saying, "Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.
 
9:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now then, during the night you and your men should come and lie in wait in the fields.
 
9:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the morning at sunrise, advance against the city. When Gaal and his men come out against you, do whatever your hand finds to do."
 
9:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Abimelech and all his troops set out by night and took up concealed positions near Shechem in four companies.
 
9:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Gaal son of Ebed had gone out and was standing at the entrance to the city gate just as Abimelech and his soldiers came out from their hiding place.
 
9:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Gaal saw them, he said to Zebul, "Look, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains!" Zebul replied, "You mistake the shadows of the mountains for men."
 
9:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Gaal spoke up again: "Look, people are coming down from the center of the land, and a company is coming from the direction of the soothsayers' tree."
 
9:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Zebul said to him, "Where is your big talk now, you who said, 'Who is Abimelech that we should be subject to him?' Aren't these the men you ridiculed? Go out and fight them!"
 
9:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Gaal led out F39 the citizens of Shechem and fought Abimelech.
 
9:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abimelech chased him, and many fell wounded in the flight - all the way to the entrance to the gate.
 
9:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abimelech stayed in Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his brothers out of Shechem.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F38 Septuagint; Hebrew him." Then he said to Abimelech, "Call out your whole army!"
F39 Or Gaal went out in the sight of

 
 

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