16 “Now therefore, if you have dealt in [a]truth and integrity in making Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with (A)Jerubbaal and his house, and [b]have dealt with him [c]as he deserved— 17 for my father fought for you and [d]risked his life and delivered you from the hand of Midian; 18 but you have risen against my father’s house today and have killed (B)his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, (C)the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your [e]relative—

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 9:16 Or sincerity
  2. Judges 9:16 Lit if you have
  3. Judges 9:16 Lit according to the dealing of his hands
  4. Judges 9:17 Lit cast his soul in front
  5. Judges 9:18 Lit brother

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