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He had seventy sons, because he had many wives.
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And he had seventy sons, who came out of his thigh, for he had many wives.
Judges 9:2,5 Speak to all the men of Sichem: whether is better for you that seventy men, all the sons of Jerobaal, should rule over you, or that one man should rule over you? And withal, consider that I am your bone, and your flesh. . . .
Judges 10:4 Having thirty sons, that rode on thirty ass colts, and were princes of thirty cities, which from his name were called Havoth Jair, that is, the towns of Jair, until this present day, in the land of Galaad.
Judges 12:9,14 He had thirty sons, and as many daughters, whom he sent abroad, and gave to husbands, and took wives for his sons, of the same number, bringing them into his house. And he judged Israel seven years: . . .
Genesis 46:26 All the souls that went with Jacob into Egypt, and that came out of his thigh, besides his sons' wives, sixty-six.
Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of Jacob's thigh, were seventy: but Joseph was in Egypt.
2 Kings 10:1 And Achab had seventy sons in Samaria: so Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the chief men of the city, and to the ancients, and to them that brought up Achab's children, saying:
of his body begotten.
Genesis 2:24 Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.
Genesis 7:7 And Noe went in and his sons, his wife and the wives of his sons with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Deuteronomy 17:17 He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.
2 Samuel 3:2-5 And sons were born to David in Hebron: and his firstborn was Ammon of Achinoam the Jezrahelitess: . . .
2 Samuel 5:13-16 And David took more concubines and wives of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were born to David other sons also and daughters: . . .
1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines: and the women turned away his heart.
Malachi 2:15 Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.
Matthew 19:5-8 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. . . .
Ephesians 5:31-33 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall cleave to his wife. And they shall be two in one flesh. . . .
ContextForty Years of Peace
…29So Jerobaal, the son of Joas, went and dwelt in his own house: 30And he had seventy sons, who came out of his thigh, for he had many wives.31And his concubine, that he had in Sichem, bore him a son, whose name was Abimelech.…
And his concubine, that he had in Sichem, bore him a son, whose name was Abimelech.
Speak to all the men of Sichem: whether is better for you that seventy men, all the sons of Jerobaal, should rule over you, or that one man should rule over you? And withal, consider that I am your bone, and your flesh.
And he came to his father's house in Ephra, and slew his brethren, the sons of Jerobaal, seventy men, upon one stone: and there remained only Joatham, the youngest son of Jerobaal, who was hidden.
And you are now risen up against my father's house, and have killed his sons, seventy men, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his handmaid, king over the inhabitants of Sichem, because he is your brother:
Additional TranslationsGideon had seventy sons of his own, since he had many wives.And Gideon had three score and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.
And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten; for he had many wives.
And Gedeon had seventy sons begotten of his body, for he had many wives.
Now Gideon had seventy sons who had come out of his loins, for he had many wives.
And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.
And Gideon had seventy sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.
Gideon had seventy sons conceived from his body; for he had many wives.
and to Gideon there have been seventy sons, coming out of his loin, for he had many wives;
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