|Overview - Judges 9|
|1||Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king.|
|7||Jotham by a parable rebukes them, and foretells their ruin.|
|22||Gaal conspires with the Shechemites against him.|
|30||Zebul reveals it.|
|34||Abimelech overcomes them, and sows the city with salt.|
|46||He burns the hold of the god Berith.|
|50||At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone.|
|56||Jotham's curse if fulfilled.|
Judges 9:24 (King James Version)
That the cruelty done to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.
- That the
- 1 Samuel 15:33 ; 1 Kings 2:32 ; Esther 9:25 ; Psalms 7:16 ; Matthew 23:34-36
- aided him in the killing of
- Hebrew strengthened his hands to
- kill. Sooner or later, God will make inquisition for blood, and will return it on the heads of those that shed it. Accessaries will be reckoned with, as well as principals, in that and other sins. The Shechemites, who countenanced Abimelech's pretensions, aided and abetted him in his bloody project, and avowed the fact by making him king after he had done it, must fall with him, fall by him, and fall first. Those that combine together to do wickedly, are justly dashed in pieces one against another. Blood cannot be a lasting cement to any interest.