New International Version
After Abimelek had governed Israel three years,
King James Bible
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel,
Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech ruled 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Went to Beer - Mr. Maundrell, in his journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem, p. 64, 5th edit., mentions a place of this name, which he thinks to be that to which Jotham fled, and supposed to be the same as Mishmash, 1 Samuel 14:5, 1 Samuel 14:31. It is situated, he says, towards the south, on an easy declivity; and has a fountain of excellent water at the bottom of the hill from which it has taken its name.
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LibraryHere, by Way of Objection, Several Questions are Raised. ...
Here, by way of objection, several questions are raised. Scripture relates that God sometimes complied with certain prayers which had been dictated by minds not duly calmed or regulated. It is true, that the cause for which Jotham imprecated on the inhabitants of Shechem the disaster which afterwards befell them was well founded; but still he was inflamed with anger and revenge (Judges 9:20); and hence God, by complying with the execration, seems to approve of passionate impulses. Similar fervour …
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Then Jotham fled, escaping to Beer, and he lived there because he was afraid of his brother Abimelek.
God stirred up animosity between Abimelek and the citizens of Shechem so that they acted treacherously against Abimelek.
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