"Now if you have acted honorably and in good faith when you made Abimelech king, and if you have been fair to Jerub-Baal and his family, and if you have treated him as he deserves--
and to think that my father fought for you, risked1 his life to rescue you from the hand of Midian
(but today you have revolted against my father's family, murdered his seventy sons2 on a single stone, and made Abimelech, the son of his slave girl, king over the citizens of Shechem because he is your brother)--
if then you have acted honorably and in good faith toward Jerub-Baal and his family today,3 may Abimelech be your joy, and may you be his, too!
But if you have not, let fire come out4 from Abimelech and consume you, citizens of Shechem5 and Beth Millo,6 and let fire come out from you, citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and consume Abimelech!"
Then Jotham7 fled, escaping to Beer,8 and he lived there because he was afraid of his brother Abimelech.