New Living Translation
a woman on the roof dropped a millstone that landed on Abimelech's head and crushed his skull.
King James Bible
And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull.
Darby Bible Translation
And a certain woman threw an upper millstone upon Abim'elech's head, and crushed his skull.
World English Bible
A certain woman cast an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.
Young's Literal Translation
and a certain woman doth cast a piece of a rider on the head of Abimelech, and breaketh his skull,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:53 Mill - stone - Such great stones no doubt they carried up with them, whereby they might defend themselves, or offend those who assaulted them. Here the justice of God is remarkable in suiting the punishment to his sin. He slew his brethren upon a stone, ver.5, and he loseth his own life by a stone.
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Abimelech followed them to attack the tower. But as he prepared to set fire to the entrance,
2 Samuel 11:21
Wasn't Abimelech son of Gideon killed at Thebez by a woman who threw a millstone down on him from the wall? Why would you get so close to the wall?' Then tell him, 'Uriah the Hittite was killed, too.'"
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