Judges 9:56
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New International Version
Thus God repaid the wickedness that Abimelek had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers.

New Living Translation
In this way, God punished Abimelech for the evil he had done against his father by murdering his seventy brothers.

English Standard Version
Thus God returned the evil of Abimelech, which he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers.

Berean Study Bible
In this way God repaid the wickedness that Abimelech had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers.

New American Standard Bible
Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father in killing his seventy brothers.

King James Bible
Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:

Christian Standard Bible
In this way, God brought back Abimelech's evil--the evil that Abimelech had done to his father when he killed his seventy brothers.

Contemporary English Version
That's how God punished Abimelech for killing his brothers and bringing shame on his father's family.

Good News Translation
And so it was that God paid Abimelech back for the crime that he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In this way, God turned back on Abimelech the evil that he had done against his father, by killing his 70 brothers.

International Standard Version
That's how God repaid Abimelech for the evil thing he did to his father by killing his 70 brothers.

NET Bible
God repaid Abimelech for the evil he did to his father by murdering his seventy half-brothers.

New Heart English Bible
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in killing his seventy brothers;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So God paid back Abimelech for the evil he had done to his father when he killed his 70 brothers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren;

New American Standard 1977
Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father, in killing his seventy brothers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did against his father in slaying his seventy brethren.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:

American King James Version
Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in slaying his seventy brothers:

American Standard Version
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God repaid the evil, that Abimelech had done against his father, killing his seventy brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
And God rendered back the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father in slaying his seventy brethren.

English Revised Version
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:

World English Bible
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in killing his seventy brothers;

Young's Literal Translation
and God turneth back the evil of Abimelech which he did to his father to slay his seventy brethren;
Study Bible
Abimelech's Punishment
55And when the Israelites saw that Abimelech was dead, they all went home. 56In this way God repaid the wickedness that Abimelech had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers. 57And God also brought back upon their own heads all the evil of the men of Shechem. So the curse of Jotham son of Jerubbaal came upon them.…
Cross References
Genesis 9:5
And surely I will require the life of any man or beast by whose hand your lifeblood is shed. I will demand an accounting from anyone who takes the life of his fellow man:

Genesis 9:6
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind.

Judges 9:24
in order that the crime against the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come to justice and their blood be avenged on their brother Abimelech and on the leaders of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers.

Judges 9:55
And when the Israelites saw that Abimelech was dead, they all went home.

Judges 9:57
And God also brought back upon their own heads all the evil of the men of Shechem. So the curse of Jotham son of Jerubbaal came upon them.

Psalm 94:23
He will bring upon them their own iniquity and destroy them for their wickedness. The LORD our God will destroy them.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in slaying his seventy brothers:

God rendered. Both the fratricide Abimelech and the unprincipled men of Shechem had the iniquity visited upon them of which they had been guilty. Man's judgment may be avoided; but there is no escape from that of God. How many houses have been sown with salt in France, by the just judgment of God, for the massacre of the Protestants on the eve of St. Bartholomew!

Judges 9:45,24 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the …

Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the …

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets …

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible …

Psalm 58:10,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall …

Psalm 94:23 And he shall bring on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them …

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be …

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what …

Acts 28:4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, …

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

Revelation 19:20,21 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …







(56, 57) Thus.--These impressive verses give the explanation of the whole narrative. They are inserted to show that God punishes both individual and national crimes, and that men's pleasant vices are made the instruments to scourge them. The murderer of his brothers "on one stone" is slain by a stone flung on his head, and the treacherous idolaters are treacherously burnt in the temple of their idol.

Verse 56. - Which he did unto his father. It is remarkable that the sacred writer, in calling attention to the righteous vengeance which fell upon the head of Abimelech, marks especially the conduct of Abimelech as undutiful to his father (see Exodus 21:17; Matthew 15:4; cf. also Genesis 9:24-26). Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech which he did unto his father,.... To the disgrace of his father's character, and to the hurt of his father's family:

in slaying his seventy brethren; excepting one, which was a piece of unheard of wickedness, attended with most sad aggravations; the shedding such blood required blood to be shed again, and it was righteous judgment God rendered to him; this, and the following verse contain the remarks made upon this history by the writer of it, who, as we have seen, in all probability, was the Prophet Samuel. 9:50-57 The Shechemites were ruined by Abimelech; now he is reckoned with, who was their leader in villany. Evil pursues sinners, and sometimes overtakes them, when not only at ease, but triumphant. Though wickedness may prosper a while, it will not prosper always. The history of mankind, if truly told, would greatly resemble that of this chapter. The records of what are called splendid events present to us such contests for power. Such scenes, though praised of men, fully explain the Scripture doctrine of the deceitfulness and desperate wickedness of the human heart, the force of men's lust, and the effect of Satan's influence. Lord, thou has given us thy word of truth and righteousness, O pour upon us thy spirit of purity, peace, and love, and write thy holy law in our hearts.
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