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And they gave him seventy shekels of silver out of the house of Baalberith, with which Abimelech hired vain and light men who followed him.

And coming unto his father’s house at Ophrah, he slew his brethren, the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy persons, upon a stone; yet Jotham, the youngest son of Jerubbaal, was left, for he hid himself.

And all the men of Shechem gathered together with all the house of Millo[a] and went and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 9:6 Heb. the congregation

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