Judges 9:29
Good News Translation
I wish I were leading this people! I would get rid of Abimelech! I would tell him, 'Reinforce your army, come on out and fight!'"

Contemporary English Version
If I were the ruler of Shechem, I'd get rid of that Abimelech. I'd tell him, "Get yourself an even bigger army, and we will still defeat you."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Would to God that some man would put this people under my hand, that I might remove Abimelech out of the way. And it was said to Abimelech: Gather together the multitude of an army, and come.

New American Bible
Would that these troops were entrusted to my command! I would depose Abimelech. I would say to Abimelech, ‘Get a larger army and come out!’ ”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Would to God that some man would put this people under my hand, that I might remove Abimelech out of the way. And it was said to Abimelech: Gather together the multitude of an army, and come.

would to God.

2 Samuel 15:4 O that they would make me judge over the land, that all that have business might come to me, that I might do them justice.

1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answering, said: Tell him: Let not the girded boast himself as the ungirded.

Psalm 10:3 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

Romans 1:30,31 Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, . . .

And he said.

2 Samuel 2:14-17 And Abner said to Joab: Let the young men rise, and play before us. And Joab answered: Let them rise. . . .

2 Kings 14:8 Then Amasias sent messengers to Joas, son of Joachaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying: Come, let us see one another.

2 Kings 18:23 Now therefore come over to my master, the king of the Assyrians, and I will give you two thousand horses, and see whether you be able to have riders for them.

Isaiah 36:8,9 And now deliver thyself up to my lord the king of the Assyrians, and I will give thee two thousand horses, and thou wilt not be able on thy part to find riders for them. . . .

Context
Gaal Conspires with the Shechemites
28And Gaal, the son of Obed, cried: Who is Abimelech, and what is Sichem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerobaal, and hath made Zebul, his servant, ruler over the men of Emor, the father of Sichem? Why then shall we serve him? 29Would to God that some man would put this people under my hand, that I might remove Abimelech out of the way. And it was said to Abimelech: Gather together the multitude of an army, and come.
Cross References
Judges 9:30
For Zebul, the ruler of the city, hearing the words of Gaal, the son of Obed, was very angry,

2 Samuel 15:4
O that they would make me judge over the land, that all that have business might come to me, that I might do them justice.

Additional Translations
If only this people were under my authority, I would remove Abimelech; I would say to him, ‘Muster your army and come out!’”And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase your army, and come out.

And would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

And would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech, and I would say to him, Multiply thy host, and come out.

Oh! would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

And would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thy army, and come out.

Would that this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abimelech." He said to Abimelech, "Increase your army, and come out!"

and oh that this people were in my hand -- then I turn Abimelech aside;' and he saith to Abimelech, 'Increase thy host, and come out.'
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