New Living Translation
Then Jotham escaped and lived in Beer because he was afraid of his brother Abimelech.
King James Bible
And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jotham ran away and fled, and went to Beer and dwelt there, for fear of Abim'elech his brother.
World English Bible
Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and lived there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jotham hasteth, and fleeth, and goeth to Beer, and dwelleth there, from the face of Abimelech his brother.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:21 And fled - Which he might easily do, having the advantage of the hill, and because the people were not forward to pursue a man whom they knew to have such just cause to speak, and so little power to do them hurt. To Beer - A place remote from Shechem, and out of Abimelech's reach.
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But if you have not acted in good faith, then may fire come out from Abimelech and devour the leading citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo; and may fire come out from the citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo and devour Abimelech!"
After Abimelech had ruled over Israel for three years,
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