New Living Translation
In this way, God punished Abimelech for the evil he had done against his father by murdering his seventy brothers.
King James Bible
Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:
Darby Bible Translation
Thus God requited the crime of Abim'elech, which he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers;
World English Bible
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in killing his seventy brothers;
Young's Literal Translation
and God turneth back the evil of Abimelech which he did to his father to slay his seventy brethren;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:56 Wickedness - In rooting out, as far as he could, the name and memory of his father.
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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 …
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"And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person's life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die.
If anyone takes a human life, that person's life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.
God was punishing Abimelech for murdering Gideon's seventy sons, and the citizens of Shechem for supporting him in this treachery of murdering his brothers.
When Abimelech's men saw that he was dead, they disbanded and returned to their homes.
God also punished the men of Shechem for all their evil. So the curse of Jotham son of Gideon was fulfilled.
God will turn the sins of evil people back on them. He will destroy them for their sins. The LORD our God will destroy them.
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