God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem and caused them to treat Abimelech deceitfully,
Cross ReferencesJudges 9:22
After Abimelech had reigned over Israel for three years,
1 Samuel 16:14
After the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, a spirit of distress from the LORD began to torment him.
1 Kings 22:22
And he replied, 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' 'You will surely entice him and prevail,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'
"So I will incite Egyptian against Egyptian; brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
The LORD has poured into her a spirit of confusion. Egypt has been led astray in all she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
Woe to you, O destroyer never destroyed, O traitor never betrayed! When you have finished destroying, you will be destroyed. When you have finished betraying, you will be betrayed.
Chapter Outline1. Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brothers, 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 is fulfilled.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judges 9:15, 20
1 Samuel 16:14-16
1 Samuel 18:9, 10
1 Kings 12:15
1 Kings 22:22, 23
2 Chronicles 10:15
2 Chronicles 18:19-22
Isaiah 19:2, 14
2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
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