Judges 9:55
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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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Clarke'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

Autor feritur.

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 18:16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.

2 Samuel 20:21,22 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, has lifted up his hand against the king...

1 Kings 22:35,36 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even...

Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yes, strife and reproach shall cease.

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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 9:54
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.

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

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