Judges 9:40
New International Version
Abimelek chased him all the way to the entrance of the gate, and many were killed as they fled.

New Living Translation
But Abimelech chased him, and many of Shechem’s men were wounded and fell along the road as they retreated to the city gate.

English Standard Version
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him. And many fell wounded, up to the entrance of the gate.

Berean Study Bible
but Abimelech pursued him, and Gaal fled before him. And many Shechemites fell wounded all the way to the entrance of the gate.

King James Bible
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many were overthrown and wounded, even unto the entering of the gate.

New King James Version
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled from him; and many fell wounded, to the very entrance of the gate.

New American Standard Bible
But Abimelech chased him, and he fled from him; and many fell wounded up to the entrance of the gate.

NASB 1995
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him; and many fell wounded up to the entrance of the gate.

NASB 1977
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him; and many fell wounded up to the entrance of the gate.

Amplified Bible
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him; and many fell wounded as far as the entrance of the gate.

Christian Standard Bible
but Abimelech pursued him, and Gaal fled before him. Numerous bodies were strewn as far as the entrance of the city gate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but Abimelech pursued him, and Gaal fled before him. Many wounded died as far as the entrance of the gate.

American Standard Version
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and there fell many wounded, even unto the entrance of the gate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abimelek chased him and he fled from before him and many fell slain unto the entrance of the gate

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech pursued him, and he fled from before him; and many fell down slain as far as the door of the gate.

Contemporary English Version
Soon the people of Shechem turned and ran back into the town. However, Abimelech and his troops were close behind and killed many of them along the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who chased and put him to flight, and drove him to the city: and many were slain of his people, even to the gate of the city:

English Revised Version
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and there fell many wounded, even unto the entering of the gate.

Good News Translation
Abimelech started after Gaal, and Gaal ran. Many were wounded, even at the city gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech chased Gaal so that he ran away from him. Many were killed at the entrance of the city.

International Standard Version
Abimelech chased him, and Gaal ran away from him. Many fell wounded right up to the entrance to the city gate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and there fell many wounded, even unto the entrance of the gate.

Literal Standard Version
and Abimelech pursues him, and he flees from his presence, and many fall wounded—to the opening of the gate.

NET Bible
Abimelech chased him, and Gaal ran from him. Many Shechemites fell wounded at the entrance of the gate.

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and there fell many wounded, even to the entrance of the gate of the city.

World English Bible
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many fell wounded, even to the entrance of the gate.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abimelech pursueth him, and he fleeth from his presence, and many fall wounded -- unto the opening of the gate.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fall of Shechem
39So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought against Abimelech, 40but Abimelech pursued him, and Gaal fled before him. And many Shechemites fell wounded all the way to the entrance of the gate. 41Abimelech stayed in Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his brothers out of Shechem.…

Cross References
Judges 9:39
So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought against Abimelech,

Judges 9:41
Abimelech stayed in Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his brothers out of Shechem.


Treasury of Scripture

And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many were overthrown and wounded, even to the entering of the gate.

he fled before

1 Kings 20:18-21,30
And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive…









(40) Abimelech chased him . . .--He won a complete victory; but Gaal and his forces were able to secure themselves in Shechem. They succeeded in closing the gates against Abimelech, but only at the cost of many lives.

Verse 40. - Were overthrown and wounded. The simple translation of the Hebrew is, and there fell many slain even unto the entering of the gate, showing that Abimelech's men pursued them to the very gate of the city.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

pursued him,
וַיִּרְדְּפֵ֣הוּ (way·yir·də·p̄ê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

and Gaal fled
וַיָּ֖נָס (way·yā·nās)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5127: To flit, vanish away

before him.
מִפָּנָ֑יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

And many [Shechemites]
רַבִּ֖ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

fell
וַֽיִּפְּל֛וּ (way·yip·pə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

wounded
חֲלָלִ֥ים (ḥă·lā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2491: Pierced, polluted

all the way
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

to the entrance
פֶּ֥תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

of the gate.
הַשָּֽׁעַר׃ (haš·šā·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate


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