Judges 9:1
New International Version
Abimelek son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother's brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother's clan,

New Living Translation
One day Gideon's son Abimelech went to Shechem to visit his uncles--his mother's brothers. He said to them and to the rest of his mother's family,

English Standard Version
Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother’s relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother’s family,

Berean Study Bible
Now Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to his mother’s brothers at Shechem and said to them and all the clan of his mother,

New American Standard Bible
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives, and spoke to them and to the whole clan of the household of his mother's father, saying,

King James Bible
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem and spoke to his uncles and to his mother's whole clan, saying,

Contemporary English Version
Abimelech the son of Gideon went to Shechem. While there, he met with his mother's relatives

Good News Translation
Gideon's son Abimelech went to the town of Shechem, where all his mother's relatives lived, and told them

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to his mother's brothers at Shechem and spoke to them and to all his maternal grandfather's clan, saying, "

International Standard Version
Then Jerubbaal's son Abimelech went to his mother's relatives in Shechem. He spoke to the entire family of his mother's father, telling them,

NET Bible
Now Abimelech son of Jerub-Baal went to Shechem to see his mother's relatives. He said to them and to his mother's entire extended family,

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers, and spoke with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech, son of Jerubbaal [Gideon], went to Shechem to see the uncles on his mother's side of the family. He spoke to them and his mother's whole family.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren, and spoke with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying:

New American Standard 1977
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother’s relatives, and spoke to them and to the whole clan of the household of his mother’s father, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abimelech, the son of Jerubbaal, went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren and spoke with them and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren, and spoke with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

American King James Version
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

American Standard Version
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren, and spake with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech son of Jerobaal went to Sychem to his mother's brethren; and he spoke to them and to all the kindred of the house of his mother's father, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abimelech the son of Jerobaal went to Sichem to his mother's brethren and spoke to them, and to all the kindred of his mother's father, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brethren, and spoke to them, and to all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

English Revised Version
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren, and spake with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brethren, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

World English Bible
Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers, and spoke with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech son of Jerubbaal goeth to Shechem, unto his mother's brethren, and speaketh unto them, and unto all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,
Study Bible
Abimelech's Conspiracy
1Now Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to his mother’s brothers at Shechem and said to them and all the clan of his mother, 2“Please ask all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Is it better for you that seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, rule over you, or just one man?’ Remember that I am your own flesh and blood.”…
Cross References
Genesis 33:18
After Jacob had come from Paddan-aram, he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in the land of Canaan, and he camped just outside the city.

Judges 8:31
His concubine, who dwelt in Shechem, also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.

Judges 8:35
They did not show kindness to the house of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) for all the good things he had done for Israel.

Jeremiah 41:5
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their garments, and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, carrying grain offerings and incense to bring to the temple of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,

Abimelech

Judges 8:31
And his concubine that was in Shechem, she also bare him a son, whose name he called Abimelech.

Shechem

Genesis 33:18
And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.

Genesis 34:2
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

1 Kings 12:1
And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

communed

2 Samuel 15:6
And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

1 Kings 12:3,20
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, …

Psalm 83:2-4
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head…







Lexicon
Now Abimelech
אֲבִימֶ֤לֶךְ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Jerubbaal
יְרֻבַּ֙עַל֙ (yə·rub·ba·‘al)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3378: Jerubbaal -- 'let Baal contend', a name of Gideon

went
וַיֵּ֨לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

his mother’s
אִמּ֑וֹ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

brothers
אֲחֵ֖י (’ă·ḥê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

at Shechem
שְׁכֶ֔מָה (šə·ḵe·māh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and said
וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֲלֵיהֶ֔ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

them
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

and all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the clan
מִשְׁפַּ֛חַת (miš·pa·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

of his mother,
אִמּ֖וֹ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )
(1) And Abimelech.--This narrative of the rise and fall of Abimelech, "the bramble king," is singularly vivid in many of its details, while at the same time material facts are so briefly touched upon that parts of the story must remain obscure. The general bearing of this graphic episode is to illustrate the slow, but certain, working of Divine retribution. The two main faults of the last phase of Gideon's career had been his polygamy and his dangerous tampering with unauthorised, if not idolatrous, worship. The retribution for both errors falls on his house. The agents of their overthrow are the kinsmen of his base-born son by a Canaanite mother. Abimelech seems to have taken his first steps very soon after Gideon's death. Doubtless he had long been secretly maturing his plans. The narrative bears on its surface inimitable marks of truthfulness. We can trace in the character of Abimelech a reflection of his father's courage and promptitude, overshadowed by elements which he must have drawn from his maternal origin.

Unto his mother's brethren.--His Canaanite kith and kin, who doubtless had great influence over the still powerful aboriginal element of the Shechemite population.

Verse 1. - The son of Jerubbaal. Throughout this chapter Gideon is spoken of by the name of Jerubbaal. There must be some cause for this. The simplest and most probable cause is that this whole history of Abimelech is taken from some other source than the preceding chapters. And a considerable difference in the style of the narrative, which is feebler and more obscure, seems to bear out this inference. Went to Shechem. This revolt from the house of Gideon in favour of Abimelech seems to partake of the nature of an Ephraimite rising against the supremacy of Manasseh. It was doubtless galling to the pride of the great tribe of Ephraim (Judges 8:1, 2; Judges 12:1-6) that Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites should be the seat of government, and Gideon's ephod the centre of religion for the tribes of Israel. And so they seem to have taken advantage of Gideon's death, and of Abimelech's connection with Shechem, to make a league with the Hivite inhabitants of Shechem (see vers. 27, 28) to set up Abimelech as king, and to restore the worship of Baal, under the title of Baal-berith (Judges 8:33; Judges 9:4, 27, 46), at Shechem for all Israel to resort to. 9:1-6 The men of Shechem chose Abimelech king. God was not consulted whether they should have any king, much less who it should be. If parents could see what their children would do, and what they are to suffer, their joy in them often would be turned into sorrow: we may be thankful that we cannot know what shall happen. Above all, we should fear and watch against sin; for our evil conduct may produce fatal effects upon our families, after we are in our graves.
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