They gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of (A)Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, and they followed him. Then he went to his father’s house at Ophrah and (B)killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, (C)seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself. All the men of Shechem and all [a]Beth-millo assembled together, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the [b]oak of the pillar which was in Shechem.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 9:6 Or the house of Millo
  2. Judges 9:6 Or terebinth

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