And Abimelech, and the company that was with him
Which he had the particular command of; or "the heads" F13, for in the company with him, as Kimchi observes, were great men; and so the Septuagint renders it, the princes that were with him:
rushed forward, and stood in the entering of the gate of the city;
to prevent the people that were in the field getting into it, and any from coming out of it to their relief:
and the two other companies ran upon all the people that were in the
fields, and slew them;
so that by this means none escaped.
F13 (Myvarhw) "et capita", Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius; "et principes", Vatablus.