Judges 9:21
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New International Version
Then Jotham fled, escaping to Beer, and he lived there because he was afraid of his brother Abimelek.

New Living Translation
Then Jotham escaped and lived in Beer because he was afraid of his brother Abimelech.

English Standard Version
And Jotham ran away and fled and went to Beer and lived there, because of Abimelech his brother.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother.

King James Bible
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jotham fled, escaping to Beer, and lived there because of his brother Abimelech.

International Standard Version
Then Jotham escaped by running away. He went to Beer and remained there because of his brother Abimelech.

NET Bible
Then Jotham ran away to Beer and lived there to escape from Abimelech his half-brother.

New Heart English Bible
And Jotham escaped and fled and went to Beer and lived there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jotham ran away quickly. He went to Beerah and lived there [to avoid] his brother Abimelech.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

New American Standard 1977
Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jotham ran away and fled and went to Beer and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

American King James Version
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelled there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

American Standard Version
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had said thus he fled, and went into Bera: and dwelt there for fear of Abimelech his brother.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, because of Abimelech his brother.

English Revised Version
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

World English Bible
Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and lived there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jotham hasteth, and fleeth, and goeth to Beer, and dwelleth there, from the face of Abimelech his brother.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:7-21 There was no occasion for the trees to choose a king, they are all the trees of the Lord which he has planted. Nor was there any occasion for Israel to set a king over them, for the Lord was their King. Those who bear fruit for the public good, are justly respected and honoured by all that are wise, more than those who merely make a figure. All these fruit-trees gave much the same reason for their refusal to be promoted over the trees; or, as the margin reads it, to go up and down for the trees. To rule, involves a man in a great deal both of toil and care. Those who are preferred to public trust and power, must forego all private interests and advantages, for the good of others. And those advanced to honour and dignity, are in great danger of losing their fruitfulness. For which reason, they that desire to do good, are afraid of being too great. Jotham compares Abimelech to the bramble or thistle, a worthless plant, whose end is to be burned. Such a one was Abimelech.
Study Bible
Jotham's Parable
20"But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech." 21Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother. 22Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.…
Cross References
Judges 9:20
"But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech."

Judges 9:22
Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelled there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

Beer. Probably the Beer mentioned by Mr. Maundrell, three hours and a half, or about ten miles, north of Jerusalem, towards Shechem. It is situated toward the south, on an easy declivity; and has a fountain of excellent water at the bottom of the hill, from which it has taken its name. Close to the well are the mouldering walls of a ruined khan; and on the summit of the hill two large arches still remain of a ruined convent. Dr. Richardson says, that it seems to have been once a place of considerable consequence.

Numbers 21:16 And from there they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD …

Joshua 19:8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer, …

2 Samuel 20:14 And he went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, and to Bethmaachah, …

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