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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech pursued him, and he fled before him, and there fell many wounded, as far as the entrance of the gate.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By the plain of Meonenim - Some translate, by the way of the oaks, or oaken groves; others, by the way of the magicians, or regarders of the times, as in our margin. Probably it was a place in which augurs and soothsayers dwelt.

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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...

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Here, 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
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 9:39
So Gaal led out the citizens of Shechem and fought Abimelek.

Judges 9:41
Then Abimelek stayed in Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his clan out of Shechem.

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