Judges 9:53
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English Standard Version
And a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head and crushed his skull.

King James Bible
And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull.

American Standard Version
And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech's head, and brake his skull.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold a certain woman casting a piece of a millstone from above, dashed it against the head of Abimelech, and broke his skull.

English Revised Version
And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech's head, and brake his skull.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain woman cast a piece of of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As soon as this was announced to Abimelech, he went with all his men to Mount Zalmon, took hatchets in his hand, cut down branches from the trees, and laid them upon his shoulders, and commanded his people to do the same. These branches they laid upon the hold, and set the hold on fire over them (the inhabitants of the tower who had taken refuge there), so that all the people of the tower of Shechem (about one thousand persons) perished, both men and women. Mount Zalmon, which is mentioned again in Psalm 68:15, was a dark, thickly-wooded mountain near Shechem, - a kind of "Black Forest," as Luther has rendered the name. The plural kardumoth, "axes," may be explained on the ground that Abimelech took axes not only for himself but for his people also. מה in a relative sense, as in Numbers 23:3 (see Ewald, 331, b.).

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Judges 9:15,20 And the bramble said to the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not...

2 Samuel 11:21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone on him from the wall, that he died in Thebez?...

2 Samuel 20:21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, has lifted up his hand against the king...

Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Jeremiah 49:20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Edom; and his purposes...

Jeremiah 50:45 Therefore hear you the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes...

and all to. An antiquated expression, meaning full intention to complete an object. All to, observes Dr. Johnson, is a particle of mere enforcement.

Cross References
Judges 9:52
And Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire.

2 Samuel 11:21
Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?' then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"

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