Judges 9:54
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can't say, 'A woman killed him.'" So his servant ran him through, and he died.

King James Bible
Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he called hastily to the young man that carried his armour, and said to him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that they say not of me, A woman killed him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

World English Bible
Then he called hastily to the young man his armor bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me, 'A woman killed him.' His young man thrust him through, and he died."

Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth hastily unto the young man bearing his weapons, and saith to him, 'Draw thy sword, and thou hast put me to death, lest they say of me -- A woman slew him;' and his young man pierced him through, and he dieth.

Judges 9:54 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Draw thy sword, and slay me - It was a disgrace to be killed by a woman; on this account, Seneca the tragedian deplores the death of Hercules: -

O turpe fatum! femina Herculeae necis

Autor feritur.

Herc. Oetaeus, ver. 1177.

"O dishonorable fate! a woman is reported to

have been author of the death of Hercules."

Abimelech was also afraid that if he fell thus mortally wounded into the hands of his enemies they might treat him with cruelty and insult.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

draw thy

1 Samuel 31:4,5 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith...

and his young man. It was a disgrace to be killed by a woman.

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 9:55
When the Israelites saw that Abimelek was dead, they went home.

1 Samuel 14:7
"Do all that you have in mind," his armor-bearer said. "Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul."

1 Samuel 14:12
The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, "Come up to us and we'll teach you a lesson." So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, "Climb up after me; the LORD has given them into the hand of Israel."

1 Samuel 14:13
Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer right behind him. The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him.

1 Samuel 14:14
In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.

1 Samuel 14:17
Then Saul said to the men who were with him, "Muster the forces and see who has left us." When they did, it was Jonathan and his armor-bearer who were not there.

1 Samuel 16:21
David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers.

Jump to Previous
Armor Armorbearer Armor-Bearer Armourbearer Bearer Crying Died Draw Hastily Hurriedly Kill Killed Pierced Quickly Servant Slay Slew Sword Thrust Women Young
Jump to Next
Armor Armorbearer Armor-Bearer Armourbearer Bearer Crying Died Draw Hastily Hurriedly Kill Killed Pierced Quickly Servant Slay Slew Sword Thrust Women Young
Links
Judges 9:54 NIV
Judges 9:54 NLT
Judges 9:54 ESV
Judges 9:54 NASB
Judges 9:54 KJV

Judges 9:54 Bible Apps
Judges 9:54 Biblia Paralela
Judges 9:54 Chinese Bible
Judges 9:54 French Bible
Judges 9:54 German Bible

Judges 9:54 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Judges 9:53
Top of Page
Top of Page