Judges 9:30
New International Version
When Zebul the governor of the city heard what Gaal son of Ebed said, he was very angry.

New Living Translation
But when Zebul, the leader of the city, heard what Gaal was saying, he was furious.

English Standard Version
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

Berean Study Bible
When Zebul the governor of the city heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, he burned with anger.

King James Bible
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

New King James Version
When Zebul, the ruler of the city, heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was aroused.

New American Standard Bible
When Zebul the leader of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned.

NASB 1995
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned.

NASB 1977
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned.

Amplified Bible
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned.

Christian Standard Bible
When Zebul, the ruler of the city, heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, he was angry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Zebul, the ruler of the city, heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, he was angry.

American Standard Version
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Zabal the Ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal, son of Aphar, and his anger was provoked

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Jobel, and he was very angry.

Contemporary English Version
Zebul was angry when he found out what Gaal had said.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For Zebul the ruler of the city, hearing the words of Gaal, the son of Obed, was very angry,

English Revised Version
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

Good News Translation
Zebul, the ruler of the city, became angry when he heard what Gaal had said.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zebul, Shechem's ruler, heard what Gaal (son of Ebed) had said, and he became angry.

International Standard Version
When Zebul, the ruler of the city, heard what Ebed's son Gaal had said, he flew into a rage.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

Literal Standard Version
And Zebul, prince of the city, hears the words of Gaal son of Ebed, and his anger burns,

NET Bible
When Zebul, the city commissioner, heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, he was furious.

New Heart English Bible
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

World English Bible
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

Young's Literal Translation
And Zebul, prince of the city, heareth the words of Gaal son of Ebed, and his anger burneth,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fall of Shechem
30When Zebul the governor of the city heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, he burned with anger. 31So he covertly sent messengers to Abimelech to say, “Look, Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.…

Cross References
Judges 9:26
Meanwhile, Gaal son of Ebed came with his brothers and crossed into Shechem, and the leaders of Shechem put their confidence in him.

Judges 9:29
If only this people were under my authority, I would remove Abimelech; I would say to him, 'Muster your army and come out!'"

Judges 9:31
So he covertly sent messengers to Abimelech to say, "Look, Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.

kindled, or hot









(30) The ruler of the city.--The word sar seems to imply that he was the military commandant.

Verses 30, 31. - And when Zebul, etc. Zebul, it appears, was governor of the city under Abimelech, and when the words of Gaal were reported to him, he privately sent off messengers to the king to tell him the state of affairs at Shechem, and urge him to come in person. Zebul meanwhile temporised, not being strong enough to resist Gaal openly. Privily. The word only occurs here. It probably means a little more than privily, - viz., with subtlety or deceit, - because he pretended all the while to be a friend of Gaal. Some make it a proper name, "In Rumah," taking it for the same place as Arumah (ver. 41)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Zebul
זְבֻל֙ (zə·ḇul)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2083: Zebul -- an officer of Abimelech

the governor
שַׂר־ (śar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

of the city
הָעִ֔יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

heard
וַיִּשְׁמַ֗ע (way·yiš·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the words
דִּבְרֵ֖י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of Gaal
גַּ֣עַל (ga·‘al)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1603: Gaal -- probably a Canaanite

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

of Ebed,
עָ֑בֶד (‘ā·ḇeḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5651: Ebed -- 'servant', two Israelites

he burned
וַיִּ֖חַר (way·yi·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

with anger.
אַפּֽוֹ׃ (’ap·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire


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