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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Judges 9:42 - 57
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 9
9:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The next day the people of Shechem went out to the fields, and this was reported to Abimelech.
 
9:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So he took his men, divided them into three companies and set an ambush in the fields. When he saw the people coming out of the city, he rose to attack them.
 
9:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abimelech and the companies with him rushed forward to a position at the entrance to the city gate. Then two companies rushed upon those in the fields and struck them down.
 
9:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All that day Abimelech pressed his attack against the city until he had captured it and killed its people. Then he destroyed the city and scattered salt over it.
 
9:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On hearing this, the citizens in the tower of Shechem went into the stronghold of the temple of El-Berith.
 
9:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Abimelech heard that they had assembled there,
 
9:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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he and all his men went up Mount Zalmon. He took an ax and cut off some branches, which he lifted to his shoulders. He ordered the men with him, "Quick! Do what you have seen me do!"
 
9:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So all the men cut branches and followed Abimelech. They piled them against the stronghold and set it on fire over the people inside. So all the people in the tower of Shechem, about a thousand men and women, also died.
 
9:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Next Abimelech went to Thebez and besieged it and captured it.
 
9:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Inside the city, however, was a strong tower, to which all the men and women - all the people of the city - fled. They locked themselves in and climbed up on the tower roof.
 
9:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abimelech went to the tower and stormed it. But as he approached the entrance to the tower to set it on fire,
 
9:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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a woman dropped an upper millstone on his head and cracked his skull.
 
9:54 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can't say, 'A woman killed him.'" So his servant ran him through, and he died.
 
9:55 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the Israelites saw that Abimelech was dead, they went home.
 
9:56 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Thus God repaid the wickedness that Abimelech had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers.
 
9:57 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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God also made the men of Shechem pay for all their wickedness. The curse of Jotham son of Jerub-Baal came on them.
 
 

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