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And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light fellows, who followed him. And he went unto his father’s house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: but Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself. And all the men of Shechem assembled themselves together, and all [a]the house of Millo, and went and made Abimelech king, by the [b]oak of the [c]pillar that was in Shechem.

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  1. Judges 9:6 Or, Beth-millo
  2. Judges 9:6 Or, terebinth
  3. Judges 9:6 Or, garrison

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