New Living Translation
When the leading citizens who lived in the tower of Shechem heard what had happened, they ran and hid in the temple of Baal-berith.
King James Bible
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.
Darby Bible Translation
When all the people of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the stronghold of the house of El-be'rith.
World English Bible
When all the men of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the masters of the tower of Shechem hear, and go in unto the high place of the house of the god Berith,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:46 The tower - A strong place belonging to the city of Shechem, made for its defence without the city. Berith - Or, Baal - berith, ver.4. Hither they fled out of the town belonging to it, fearing the same event with Shechem; and here they thought to be secure; partly by the strength of the place, partly by the religion of it, thinking that either their god would protect them there, or that Abimelech would spare them out of pity to that god.
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As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping the images of Baal, making Baal-berith their god.
During the annual harvest festival at Shechem, held in the temple of the local god, the wine flowed freely, and everyone began cursing Abimelech.
Someone reported to Abimelech that the citizens had gathered in the temple,
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