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Judges 9:1-26

NIV 1 Abimelech son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother's brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother's clan, NIV 1 Abimelech son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother's brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother's clan, NIV 2 "Ask all the citizens of Shechem, 'Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal's sons rule over you, or just one man?' Remember, I am your flesh and blood." NIV 2 "Ask all the citizens of Shechem, 'Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal's sons rule over you, or just one man?' Remember, I am your flesh and blood." NIV 3 When the brothers repeated all this to the citizens of Shechem, they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, "He is our brother." NIV 3 When the brothers repeated all this to the citizens of Shechem, they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, "He is our brother." NIV 4 They gave him seventy shekels of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith, and Abimelech used it to hire reckless adventurers, who became his followers. NIV 4 They gave him seventy shekels of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith, and Abimelech used it to hire reckless adventurers, who became his followers. NIV 5 He went to his father's home in Ophrah and on one stone murdered his seventy brothers, the sons of Jerub-Baal. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerub-Baal, escaped by hiding. NIV 5 He went to his father's home in Ophrah and on one stone murdered his seventy brothers, the sons of Jerub-Baal. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerub-Baal, escaped by hiding. NIV 6 Then all the citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo gathered beside the great tree at the pillar in Shechem to crown Abimelech king. NIV 6 Then all the citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo gathered beside the great tree at the pillar in Shechem to crown Abimelech king. NIV 7 When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, "Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. NIV 7 When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, "Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. NIV 8 One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king.' NIV 8 One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king.' NIV 9 "But the olive tree answered, 'Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and men are honored, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 9 "But the olive tree answered, 'Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and men are honored, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 10 "Next, the trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 10 "Next, the trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 11 "But the fig tree replied, 'Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 11 "But the fig tree replied, 'Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 12 "Then the trees said to the vine, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 12 "Then the trees said to the vine, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 13 "But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 13 "But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 14 "Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 14 "Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 15 "The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!' NIV 15 "The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!' NIV 16 "Now if you have acted honorably and in good faith when you made Abimelech king, and if you have been fair to Jerub-Baal and his family, and if you have treated him as he deserves-- NIV 16 "Now if you have acted honorably and in good faith when you made Abimelech king, and if you have been fair to Jerub-Baal and his family, and if you have treated him as he deserves-- NIV 17 and to think that my father fought for you, risked his life to rescue you from the hand of Midian NIV 17 and to think that my father fought for you, risked his life to rescue you from the hand of Midian NIV 18 (but today you have revolted against my father's family, murdered his seventy sons on a single stone, and made Abimelech, the son of his slave girl, king over the citizens of Shechem because he is your brother)-- NIV 18 (but today you have revolted against my father's family, murdered his seventy sons on a single stone, and made Abimelech, the son of his slave girl, king over the citizens of Shechem because he is your brother)-- NIV 19 if then you have acted honorably and in good faith toward Jerub-Baal and his family today, may Abimelech be your joy, and may you be his, too! NIV 19 if then you have acted honorably and in good faith toward Jerub-Baal and his family today, may Abimelech be your joy, and may you be his, too! NIV 20 But if you have not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume you, citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and let fire come out from you, citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and consume Abimelech!" NIV 20 But if you have not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume you, citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and let fire come out from you, citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo, and consume Abimelech!" NIV 21 Then Jotham fled, escaping to Beer, and he lived there because he was afraid of his brother Abimelech. NIV 21 Then Jotham fled, escaping to Beer, and he lived there because he was afraid of his brother Abimelech. NIV 22 After Abimelech had governed Israel three years, NIV 22 After Abimelech had governed Israel three years, NIV 23 God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem, who acted treacherously against Abimelech. NIV 23 God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem, who acted treacherously against Abimelech. NIV 24 God did this in order that the crime against Jerub-Baal's seventy sons, the shedding of their blood, might be avenged on their brother Abimelech and on the citizens of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers. NIV 24 God did this in order that the crime against Jerub-Baal's seventy sons, the shedding of their blood, might be avenged on their brother Abimelech and on the citizens of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers. NIV 25 In opposition to him these citizens of Shechem set men on the hilltops to ambush and rob everyone who passed by, and this was reported to Abimelech. NIV 25 In opposition to him these citizens of Shechem set men on the hilltops to ambush and rob everyone who passed by, and this was reported to Abimelech. NIV 26 Now Gaal son of Ebed moved with his brothers into Shechem, and its citizens put their confidence in him. NIV 26 Now Gaal son of Ebed moved with his brothers into Shechem, and its citizens put their confidence in him.