“Ask all the citizens of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal’s sons rule over you, or just one man?’ Remember, I am your flesh and blood.(A)

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He went to his father’s home in Ophrah and on one stone murdered his seventy brothers,(A) the sons of Jerub-Baal. But Jotham,(B) the youngest son of Jerub-Baal, escaped by hiding.(C)

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18 But today you have revolted against my father’s family. You have murdered his seventy sons(A) on a single stone and have made Abimelek, the son of his female slave, king over the citizens of Shechem because he is related to you.

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24 God did this in order that the crime against Jerub-Baal’s seventy sons,(A) the shedding(B) of their blood, might be avenged(C) on their brother Abimelek and on the citizens of Shechem, who had helped him(D) murder his brothers.

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14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons,(A) who rode on seventy donkeys.(B) He led Israel eight years.

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Ahab’s Family Killed

10 Now there were in Samaria(A) seventy sons(B) of the house of Ahab. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria: to the officials of Jezreel,[a](C) to the elders and to the guardians(D) of Ahab’s children. He said,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 10:1 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate of the city
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