Judges 9:20
New International Version
But if you have not, let fire come out from Abimelek and consume you, the citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and let fire come out from you, the citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and consume Abimelek!"

New Living Translation
But if you have not acted in good faith, then may fire come out from Abimelech and devour the leading citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo; and may fire come out from the citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo and devour Abimelech!"

English Standard Version
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and devour the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the leaders of Shechem and from Beth-millo and devour Abimelech.”

Berean Study Bible
But if not, may fire come from Abimelech and consume the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo, and may fire come from the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo and consume Abimelech.”

New American Standard Bible
"But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech."

King James Bible
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

Christian Standard Bible
But if not, may fire come from Abimelech and consume the citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo, and may fire come from the citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo and consume Abimelech."

Contemporary English Version
But if it was wrong to treat Gideon and his family the way you did, then I pray that Abimelech will destroy you with fire, and I pray that you will do the same to him.

Good News Translation
But if not, may fire blaze out from Abimelech and burn up the men of Shechem and Bethmillo. May fire blaze out from the men of Shechem and Bethmillo and burn Abimelech up."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if not, may fire come from Abimelech and consume the lords of Shechem and Beth-millo, and may fire come from the lords of Shechem and Beth-millo and consume Abimelech."

International Standard Version
But if not, may fire spring out from Abimelech and consume the "lords" of Shechem and Beth-millo, and may fire spring out from the "lords" of Shechem and Beth-millo to consume Abimelech."

NET Bible
But if not, may fire blaze from Abimelech and consume the leaders of Shechem and Beth Millo! May fire also blaze from the leaders of Shechem and Beth Millo and consume Abimelech!"

New Heart English Bible
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the lords of Shechem, and Beth Millo; and let fire come out from the lords of Shechem, and from Beth Millo, and devour Abimelech."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if that's not the case, let fire come out of Abimelech and burn up citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo. Also let fire come out of citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo and burn up Abimelech."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from Beth-millo, and devour Abimelech.'

New American Standard 1977
“But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and devour the men of Shechem and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from the house of Millo and devour Abimelech.

King James 2000 Bible
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

American King James Version
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

American Standard Version
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if unjustly: let fire come out from him, and consume the inhabitants of Sichem, and the town of Mello: and let fire come out from the men of Sichem, and from the town of Mello, and devour Abimelech.

Darby Bible Translation
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the citizens of Shechem and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the citizens of Shechem and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

English Revised Version
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

World English Bible
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech."

Young's Literal Translation
and if not -- fire cometh out from Abimelech and devoureth the masters of Shechem and the house of Millo, and fire cometh out from the masters of Shechem and from the house of Millo, and devoureth Abimelech.'
Study Bible
Jotham's Parable
19if you have acted faithfully and honestly toward Jerubbaal and his house this day, then may you rejoice in Abimelech, and he in you. 20But if not, may fire come from Abimelech and consume the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo, and may fire come from the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo and consume Abimelech.” 21Then Jotham ran away, escaping to Beer, and he lived there for fear of his brother Abimelech.…
Cross References
Judges 9:6
Then all the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo gathered beside the oak at the pillar in Shechem and proceeded to make Abimelech their king.

Judges 9:19
if you have acted faithfully and honestly toward Jerubbaal and his house this day, then may you rejoice in Abimelech, and he in you.

Judges 9:21
Then Jotham ran away, escaping to Beer, and he lived there for fear of his brother Abimelech.

Treasury of Scripture

But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

let fire come out

Judges 9:15,23,56,57 And the bramble said to the trees, If in truth you anoint me king …

Judges 7:22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's …

2 Chronicles 20:22,23 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes …

Psalm 21:9,10 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the …

Psalm 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness …

Psalm 52:1-5 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of …

Psalm 120:3,4 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue…

Psalm 140:10 Let burning coals fall on them: let them be cast into the fire; into …







Lexicon
But if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

not,
אַ֕יִן (’a·yin)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

may fire
אֵשׁ֙ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

come
תֵּ֤צֵא (tê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from Abimelech
מֵאֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ (mê·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

and consume
וְתֹאכַ֛ל (wə·ṯō·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

the leaders
בַּעֲלֵ֥י (ba·‘ă·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

of Shechem
שְׁכֶ֖ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Beth-millo,
מִלּ֑וֹא (mil·lō·w)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4407: Millo -- a rampart, the citadel

and may fire
אֵ֜שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

come
וְתֵצֵ֨א (wə·ṯê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from the leaders
מִבַּעֲלֵ֤י (mib·ba·‘ă·lê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

of Shechem
שְׁכֶם֙ (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and
וּמִבֵּ֣ית (ū·mib·bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

Beth-millo
מִלּ֔וֹא (mil·lō·w)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4407: Millo -- a rampart, the citadel

and consume
וְתֹאכַ֖ל (wə·ṯō·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

Abimelech.”
אֲבִימֶֽלֶךְ׃ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name
(20) Let fire come out.--The malediction is that they may perish by mutual destruction. It was exactly fulfilled (Judges 9:45-49). So when (?etes is crucified as he had crucified Polykrates, Herodotus notices the similarity of the Nemesis (3:128).

9:7-21 There was no occasion for the trees to choose a king, they are all the trees of the Lord which he has planted. Nor was there any occasion for Israel to set a king over them, for the Lord was their King. Those who bear fruit for the public good, are justly respected and honoured by all that are wise, more than those who merely make a figure. All these fruit-trees gave much the same reason for their refusal to be promoted over the trees; or, as the margin reads it, to go up and down for the trees. To rule, involves a man in a great deal both of toil and care. Those who are preferred to public trust and power, must forego all private interests and advantages, for the good of others. And those advanced to honour and dignity, are in great danger of losing their fruitfulness. For which reason, they that desire to do good, are afraid of being too great. Jotham compares Abimelech to the bramble or thistle, a worthless plant, whose end is to be burned. Such a one was Abimelech.
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