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.

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,

Judges 9:46 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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

an hold

Judges 9:4,27 And they gave him three score and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, with which Abimelech hired vain and light persons...

Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim...

1 Kings 8:26 And now, O God of Israel, let your word, I pray you, be verified, which you spoke to your servant David my father.

2 Kings 1:2-4 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers...

Psalm 115:8 They that make them are like to them; so is every one that trusts in them.

Isaiah 28:15-18 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement...

Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god...

Library
Here, 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
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 8:33
No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god

Judges 9:27
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.

Judges 9:47
When Abimelek heard that they had assembled there,

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