Judges 9:22
New International Version
After Abimelek had governed Israel three years,

New Living Translation
After Abimelech had ruled over Israel for three years,

English Standard Version
Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

Berean Study Bible
After Abimelech had reigned over Israel for three years,

King James Bible
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,

New King James Version
After Abimelech had reigned over Israel three years,

New American Standard Bible
Now Abimelech ruled over Israel for three years.

NASB 1995
Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

NASB 1977
Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years.

Amplified Bible
Abimelech ruled over Israel for three years.

Christian Standard Bible
When Abimelech had ruled over Israel three years,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Abimelech had ruled over Israel three years,

American Standard Version
And Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abimelek was authorized over Israel three years

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech reigned over Israel three years.

Contemporary English Version
Abimelech had been a military commander of Israel for three years,

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Abimelech reigned over Israel for three years.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Good News Translation
Abimelech ruled Israel for three years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech ruled Israel for three years.

International Standard Version
Abimelech dominated Israel for three years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Literal Standard Version
And Abimelech is prince over Israel [for] three years,

NET Bible
Abimelech commanded Israel for three years.

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

World English Bible
Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech is prince over Israel three years,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gaal Conspires with the Shechemites
22After Abimelech had reigned over Israel for three years, 23God sent a spirit of animosity between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem and caused them to treat Abimelech deceitfully,…

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

Judges 9:23
God sent a spirit of animosity between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem and caused them to treat Abimelech deceitfully,


Treasury of Scripture

When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,









(22) Had reigned.--The verb is here s-r, not malak, as in Judges 9:6; but whether the change of word is meant to be significant we cannot say.

Over Israel--i.e., over all the Israelites who would accept his authority--mainly the central tribes.

Verse 22. - Had reigned. The Hebrew word here used is quite a different one from that in vers. 8, 10, 12, 14, and elsewhere, where the reign of a king is designated. It means to exercise dominion, to be a chief or captain over a people. The use of it here suggests that though, as we read in ver. 6, the Canaanite men of Shechem and the house of Millo had made him their king, yet he was not made king by the tribes in general, only he exercised a kind of dominion over them, or over a sufficiently large portion of them to warrant their being called Israel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

had reigned
וַיָּ֧שַׂר (way·yā·śar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7786: Make princes, have power, reign

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

for three
שָׁלֹ֥שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

years,
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year


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