Then Gaal the son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is Zebul not his lieutenant ? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem ; but why should we serve him?
"Would , therefore, that this people were under my authority ! Then I would remove Abimelech." And he said to Abimelech, "Increase your army and come out."
Then the Philistines said, "Who did this ?" And they said, "Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife and gave her to his companion." So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.
When they were near the house of Micah, they recognized the voice of the young man, the Levite ; and they turned aside there and said to him, "Who brought you here ? And what are you doing in this place? And what do you have here ?"
Then the sons of Israel said, "Who is there among all the tribes of Israel who did not come up in the assembly to the LORD ?" For they had taken a great oath concerning him who did not come up to the LORD at Mizpah, saying, "He shall surely be put to death."