New Living Translation
One day Gaal son of Ebed moved to Shechem with his brothers and gained the confidence of the leading citizens of Shechem.
King James Bible
And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Ga'al the son of Ebed moved into Shechem with his kinsmen; and the men of Shechem put confidence in him.
World English Bible
Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brothers, and went over to Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Gaal son of Ebed cometh -- also his brethren -- and they pass over into Shechem, and the masters of Shechem trust in him,
Judges 9:26 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:26 Gaal - It is not known who he was; but it is evident, he was a man very considerable for wealth, and strength and interest; and ill - pleased with Abimelech's power. Went to Shechem - By his presence and council to animate and assist them against Abimelech.
LibraryThe Greater Prophets.
1. We have already seen (Chap. 15, Nos. 11 and 12) that from Moses to Samuel the appearances of prophets were infrequent; that with Samuel and the prophetical school established by him there began a new era, in which the prophets were recognized as a distinct order of men in the Theocracy; and that the age of written prophecy did not begin till about the reign of Uzziah, some three centuries after Samuel. The Jewish division of the latter prophets--prophets in the more restricted sense of the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
An Exhortation to Love God
Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived from It.
The citizens of Shechem set an ambush for Abimelech on the hilltops and robbed everyone who passed that way. But someone warned Abimelech about their plot.
During the annual harvest festival at Shechem, held in the temple of the local god, the wine flowed freely, and everyone began cursing Abimelech.
"Who is Abimelech?" Gaal shouted. "He's not a true son of Shechem, so why should we be his servants? He's merely the son of Gideon, and this Zebul is merely his deputy. Serve the true sons of Hamor, the founder of Shechem. Why should we serve Abimelech?
But when Zebul, the leader of the city, heard what Gaal was saying, he was furious.
Jump to PreviousCitizens Confidence Crossed Ebed Kinsmen Moved Relatives Shechem Trust
Jump to NextCitizens Confidence Crossed Ebed Kinsmen Moved Relatives Shechem Trust
LinksJudges 9:26 NIV
Judges 9:26 NLT
Judges 9:26 ESV
Judges 9:26 NASB
Judges 9:26 KJV
Judges 9:26 Bible Apps
Judges 9:26 Biblia Paralela
Judges 9:26 Chinese Bible
Judges 9:26 French Bible
Judges 9:26 German Bible
Judges 9:26 Commentaries