Judges 9:29-39 NIV

29 If only this people were under my command! Then I would get rid of him. I would say to Abimelek, ‘Call out your whole army!’ ”a

References for Judges 9:29

    • ~ 9:29 - Septuagint; Hebrew "him.” Then he said to Abimelek, “Call out your whole army!”"
      30 When Zebul the governor of the city heard what Gaal son of Ebed said, he was very angry.
      31 Under cover he sent messengers to Abimelek, saying, “Gaal son of Ebed and his clan have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.
      32 Now then, during the night you and your men should come and lie in wait in the fields.

      References for Judges 9:32

      33 In the morning at sunrise, advance against the city. When Gaal and his men come out against you, seize the opportunity to attack them.”

      References for Judges 9:33

      34 So Abimelek and all his troops set out by night and took up concealed positions near Shechem in four companies.
      35 Now Gaal son of Ebed had gone out and was standing at the entrance of the city gate just as Abimelek and his troops came out from their hiding place.

      References for Judges 9:35

      36 When Gaal saw them, he said to Zebul, “Look, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains!” Zebul replied, “You mistake the shadows of the mountains for men.”
      37 But Gaal spoke up again: “Look, people are coming down from the central hill,b and a company is coming from the direction of the diviners’ tree.”

      References for Judges 9:37

        •  9:37 - The Hebrew for this phrase means "the navel of the earth" .
          38 Then Zebul said to him, “Where is your big talk now, you who said, ‘Who is Abimelek that we should be subject to him?’ Aren’t these the men you ridiculed? Go out and fight them!”

          References for Judges 9:38

            • 42 9:38 - ver 28-29
              39 So Gaal led outc the citizens of Shechem and fought Abimelek.

              References for Judges 9:39

                • € 9:39 - Or "Gaal went out in the sight of"