New Living Translation
He also had a concubine in Shechem, who gave birth to a son, whom he named Abimelech.
King James Bible
And his concubine that was in Shechem, she also bare him a son, whose name he called Abimelech.
Darby Bible Translation
And his concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he called his name Abim'elech.
World English Bible
His concubine who was in Shechem, she also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
Young's Literal Translation
and his concubine, who is in Shechem, hath born to him -- even she -- a son, and he appointeth his name Abimelech.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:31 Shechem - She dwelt there, and he often came thither, either to execute judgment, or upon other occasions. Abimelech - That is, my father the king; so he called him, probably, to gratify his concubine, who desired it either out of pride, or design.
He had seventy sons born to him, for he had many wives.
Gideon died when he was very old, and he was buried in the grave of his father, Joash, at Ophrah in the land of the clan of Abiezer.
One day Gideon's son Abimelech went to Shechem to visit his uncles--his mother's brothers. He said to them and to the rest of his mother's family,
But today you have revolted against my father and his descendants, killing his seventy sons on one stone. And you have chosen his slave woman's son, Abimelech, to be your king just because he is your relative.
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