|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 9:31 (King James Version)
And he sent messengers unto Abimelech privily, saying, Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brethren be come to Shechem; and, behold, they fortify the city against thee.
- Hebrew craftily, or, to Tormah. they fortify.
- Under pretence of repairing the walls and towers, they were actually putting the place in a state of defence, intending to seize on the government as soon as they found Abimelech coming against them.