Judges 9:46
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New International Version
On hearing this, the citizens in the tower of Shechem went into the stronghold of the temple of El-Berith.

New Living Translation
When the leading citizens who lived in the tower of Shechem heard what had happened, they ran and hid in the temple of Baal-berith.

English Standard Version
When all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the stronghold of the house of El-berith.

New American Standard Bible
When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

King James Bible
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When all the lords of the Tower of Shechem heard, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

International Standard Version
When all the "lords" at the tower of Shechem heard what had happened, they retreated into the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

NET Bible
When all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem heard the news, they went to the stronghold of the temple of El-Berith.

New Heart English Bible
And when all the lords of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered into the stronghold of the house of El Berith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the citizens of Shechem's Tower heard about it and went into the basement of the temple of El Berith.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the hold of the house of El-berith.

New American Standard 1977
When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when those of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into the stronghold of the temple of the god Berith.

King James 2000 Bible
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into a stronghold of the house of the god Berith.

American King James Version
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.

American Standard Version
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they who dwelt in the tower of Sichem had heard this, they went into the temple of their god Berith where they had made a covenant with him, and from thence the place had taken its name, and it was exceeding strong.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the men of the tower of Shechem heard [that], and they entered into the stronghold of the house of the god Berith.

English Revised Version
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the hold of the house of El-berith.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into a hold of the house of the god Berith.

World English Bible
When all the men of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the masters of the tower of Shechem hear, and go in unto the high place of the house of the god Berith,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:30-49 Abimelech intended to punish the Schechemites for slighting him now, but God punished them for their serving him formerly in the murder of Gideon's sons. When God uses men as instruments in his hand to do his work, he means one thing, and they another. That, which they hoped would have been for their welfare, proved a snare and a trap, as those will certainly find, who run to idols for shelter; such will prove a refuge of lies.
Study Bible
Abimelech Sows the City with Salt
45Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he razed the city and sowed it with salt. 46When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith. 47It was told Abimelech that all the leaders of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.…
Cross References
Judges 8:33
Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-berith their god.

Judges 9:27
They went out into the field and gathered the grapes of their vineyards and trod them, and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god, and ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.

Judges 9:47
It was told Abimelech that all the leaders of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
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