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And they gave to him seventy pieces of silver from the temple[a] of Baal-Berith, and Abimelech hired with them[b] worthless and reckless men, and they followed him.[c] And he went to his father’s house at Ophrah, and he killed his brothers, the sons of Jerub-Baal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerub-Baal survived, because he hid himself. All the lords of Shechem and Beth-Millo gathered, and they went and made Abimelech as king, near the oak[d] of the pillar that is at Shechem.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 9:4 Or “house”
  2. Judges 9:4 That is, the pieces of silver
  3. Judges 9:4 Literally “They went after him”
  4. Judges 9:6 Or “terebinth”

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