New International Version
When the Israelites saw that Abimelek was dead, they went home.
King James Bible
And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man unto his place.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they went every man to his place.
World English Bible
When the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man to his place.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Israel see that Abimelech is dead, and go each one to his place;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Draw thy sword, and slay me - It was a disgrace to be killed by a woman; on this account, Seneca the tragedian deplores the death of Hercules: -
O turpe fatum! femina Herculeae necis
Herc. Oetaeus, ver. 1177.
"O dishonorable fate! a woman is reported to
have been author of the death of Hercules."
Abimelech was also afraid that if he fell thus mortally wounded into the hands of his enemies they might treat him with cruelty and insult.
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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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Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can't say, 'A woman killed him.'" So his servant ran him through, and he died.
Thus God repaid the wickedness that Abimelek had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers.
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