Judges 9:22
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New International Version
After Abimelek had governed Israel three years,

New Living Translation
After Abimelech had ruled over Israel for three years,

English Standard Version
Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

New American Standard Bible
Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

King James Bible
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Abimelech had ruled over Israel three years,

International Standard Version
Abimelech dominated Israel for three years.

NET Bible
Abimelech commanded Israel for three years.

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech ruled Israel for three years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

New American Standard 1977
Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When Abimelech had dominated over Israel three years,

King James 2000 Bible
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

American King James Version
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

American Standard Version
And Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Abimelech reigned over Israel for three years.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Webster's Bible Translation
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

World English Bible
Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech is prince over Israel three years,
Study Bible
Gaal Conspires with the Shechemites
21Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother. 22Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years. 23Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech,…
Cross References
Judges 9:21
Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother.

Judges 9:23
Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech,
Treasury of Scripture

When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

(22) Had reigned.--The verb is here sr, not malak, as in Judges 9:6; but whether the change of word is meant to be significant we cannot say.

Over Israel--i.e., over all the Israelites who would accept his authority--mainly the central tribes.

Verse 22. - Had reigned. The Hebrew word here used is quite a different one from that in vers. 8, 10, 12, 14, and elsewhere, where the reign of a king is designated. It means to exercise dominion, to be a chief or captain over a people. The use of it here suggests that though, as we read in ver. 6, the Canaanite men of Shechem and the house of Millo had made him their king, yet he was not made king by the tribes in general, only he exercised a kind of dominion over them, or over a sufficiently large portion of them to warrant their being called Israel. When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel. The people in general consenting to what the men of Shechem had done, at least not opposing it, all being desirous of a king, and therefore put up with a mean person, rather than have none; though it is amazing they should, and that they had not rose up as one man against Abimelech, and avenged the blood of the sons of Gideon, who had been so useful and serviceable to them; it is indeed said that he reigned over all Israel, and his reign, such as it was, was very short, as is often the case with wicked princes. Jud 9:22-49. Gaal's Conspiracy.

22. When Abimelech had reigned three years—His reign did not, probably at first, extend beyond Shechem; but by stealthy and progressive encroachments he subjected some of the neighboring towns to his sway. None could "reign" in Israel, except by rebellious usurpation; and hence the reign of Abimelech is expressed in the original by a word signifying "despotism," not that which describes the mild and divinely authorized rule of the judge.9:22-29 Abimelech is seated in the throne his father refused. But how long does this glory last? Stay but three years, and see the bramble withered and burned. The prosperity of the wicked is short and fickle. The Shechemites are plagued by no other hand than Abimelech's. They raised him unjustly to the throne; they first feel the weight of his sceptre.
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