Judges 9:45
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
40 [e]וַאֲבִימֶ֜לֶךְ
wa-’ă-ḇî-me-leḵ
So AbimelechConj-w | N-proper-ms
3898 [e]נִלְחָ֣ם
nil-ḥām
foughtV-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms
5892 [e]בָּעִ֗יר
bā-‘îr,
against the cityPrep-b, Art | N-fs
3605 [e]כֹּ֚ל
kōl
allN-msc
3117 [e]הַיּ֣וֹם
hay-yō-wm
dayArt | N-ms
1931 [e]הַה֔וּא
ha-hū,
thatArt | Pro-3ms
3920 [e]וַיִּלְכֹּד֙
way-yil-kōḏ
and he tookConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
5892 [e]הָעִ֔יר
hā-‘îr,
the cityArt | N-fs
853 [e]וְאֶת־
wə-’eṯ-
andConj-w | DirObjM
5971 [e]הָעָ֥ם
hā-‘ām
the peopleArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
who [were]Pro-r
  בָּ֖הּ
bāh
in itPrep | 3fs
2026 [e]הָרָ֑ג
hā-rāḡ;
killedV-Qal-Perf-3ms
5422 [e]וַיִּתֹּץ֙
way-yit-tōṣ
and he demolishedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
5892 [e]הָעִ֔יר
hā-‘îr,
the cityArt | N-fs
2232 [e]וַיִּזְרָעֶ֖הָ
way-yiz-rā-‘e-hā
and sowed itConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms | 3fs
4417 [e]מֶֽלַח׃
me-laḥ.
with saltN-ms
  פ
-Punc









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 9:45 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַאֲבִימֶ֜לֶךְ נִלְחָ֣ם בָּעִ֗יר כֹּ֚ל הַיֹּ֣ום הַה֔וּא וַיִּלְכֹּד֙ אֶת־הָעִ֔יר וְאֶת־הָעָ֥ם אֲשֶׁר־בָּ֖הּ הָרָ֑ג וַיִּתֹּץ֙ אֶת־הָעִ֔יר וַיִּזְרָעֶ֖הָ מֶֽלַח׃ פ

שופטים 9:45 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואבימלך נלחם בעיר כל היום ההוא וילכד את־העיר ואת־העם אשר־בה הרג ויתץ את־העיר ויזרעה מלח׃ פ

שופטים 9:45 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואבימלך נלחם בעיר כל היום ההוא וילכד את־העיר ואת־העם אשר־בה הרג ויתץ את־העיר ויזרעה מלח׃ פ

שופטים 9:45 Hebrew Bible
ואבימלך נלחם בעיר כל היום ההוא וילכד את העיר ואת העם אשר בה הרג ויתץ את העיר ויזרעה מלח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he razed the city and sowed it with salt.

King James Bible
And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Abimelech fought against the city that entire day, captured it, and killed the people who were in it. Then he tore down the city and sowed it with salt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he took

Judges 9:20 But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men …

beat

Deuteronomy 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, …

1 Kings 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelled therein; …

2 Kings 3:25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast …

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Ezekiel 47:11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be …

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

sowed. Salt in small quantities renders land extremely fertile; but too much of it destroys vegetation. Every place, says Pliny, in which salt is found is barren, and produces nothing. Hence the sowing of a place with salt was a custom in different nations to express permanent desolation. Sigonium observes, that when Milan was taken, A.D.

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