And Abimelechcame unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire.53
And a certainwomancast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech'shead, and all to brake his skull.54
Then he calledhastily unto the young man his armourbearer , and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A womanslew him. And his young man thrust him through , and he died .
And when the men of Israelsaw that Abimelech was dead , they departed every man unto his place.56
Thus Godrendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventybrethren:57
And all the evil of the men of Shechem did Godrender upon their heads: and upon them came the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal.