New International Version
On hearing this, the citizens in the tower of Shechem went into the stronghold 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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A hold of the house of the god Berith - This must mean the precincts of the temple, as we find there were a thousand men and women together in that place.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryHere, by Way of Objection, Several Questions are Raised. ...
Here, by way of objection, several questions are raised. Scripture relates that God sometimes complied with certain prayers which had been dictated by minds not duly calmed or regulated. It is true, that the cause for which Jotham imprecated on the inhabitants of Shechem the disaster which afterwards befell them was well founded; but still he was inflamed with anger and revenge (Judges 9:20); and hence God, by complying with the execration, seems to approve of passionate impulses. Similar fervour …
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god
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 Abimelek.
When Abimelek heard that they had assembled there,
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