And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies .
And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar.
And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried , and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.
And Abimelech, and the company that was with him, rushed forward , and stood in the entering of the gate of the city: and the two other companies ran upon all the people that were in the fields, and slew them.
And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said , Call for Samson, that he may make us sport . And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport : and they set him between the pillars.
And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood before it in those days,) saying , Shall I yet again go out to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother, or shall I cease ? And the LORD said , Go up ; for to morrow I will deliver them into thine hand.