English Standard Version
When all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the stronghold of the house of El-berith.
King James Bible
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.
American Standard Version
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.
And when they who dwelt in the tower of Sichem had heard this, they went into the temple of their god Berith where they had made a covenant with him, and from thence the place had taken its name, and it was exceeding strong.
English Revised Version
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the hold of the house of El-berith.
Webster's Bible Translation
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into a hold of the house of the god Berith.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Then Gaal went out "before the citizens of Shechem;" i.e., not at their head as their leaders, which is the meaning of לפני in Genesis 33:3; Exodus 13:21; Numbers 10:35, etc., - for, according to Judges 9:33-35, Gaal had only gone out of the town with his own retinue, and, according to Judges 9:42, Judges 9:43, the people of Shechem did not go out till the next day, - but "in the sight of the lords of Shechem," so that they looked upon the battle. But the battle ended unfortunately for him. Abimelech put him to flight (רדף as in Leviticus 26:36), and there fell many slain up to the gate of the city, into which Gaal had fled with his followers.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god.
And they went out into the field and gathered the grapes from their vineyards and trod them and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god and ate and drank and reviled Abimelech.
Abimelech was told that all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem were gathered together.
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