Judges 9:39
New International Version
So Gaal led out the citizens of Shechem and fought Abimelek.

New Living Translation
So Gaal led the leading citizens of Shechem into battle against Abimelech.

English Standard Version
And Gaal went out at the head of the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.

Berean Study Bible
So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought against Abimelech,

New American Standard Bible
So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.

New King James Version
So Gaal went out, leading the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

King James Bible
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

Christian Standard Bible
So Gaal went out leading the citizens of Shechem and fought against Abimelech,

Contemporary English Version
Gaal and the leaders of Shechem went out and fought Abimelech.

Good News Translation
Gaal led the men of Shechem out and fought Abimelech.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Gaal went out leading the lords of Shechem and fought against Abimelech,

International Standard Version
So Gaal went out in full view of the "lords" of Shechem and fought Abimelech.

NET Bible
So Gaal led the leaders of Shechem out and fought Abimelech.

New Heart English Bible
And Gaal went out before the lords of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Gaal led citizens of Shechem out to fight Abimelech.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

New American Standard 1977
So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.

King James 2000 Bible
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

American King James Version
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

American Standard Version
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gaal went forth before the men of Sychem, and set the battle in array against Abimelech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Gaal went out in the sight of the people of Sichem, and fought against Abimelech,

Darby Bible Translation
And Gaal went out before the citizens of Shechem, and fought against Abimelech.

English Revised Version
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

World English Bible
Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

Young's Literal Translation
And Gaal goeth out before the masters of Shechem, and fighteth against Abimelech,
Study Bible
The Fall of Shechem
38“Where is your gloating now?” Zebul replied. “You said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?’ Are these not the people you ridiculed? Go out now and fight them!” 39So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought against Abimelech, 40but Abimelech pursued him, and Gaal fled before him. And many Shechemites fell wounded all the way to the entrance of the gate.…
Cross References
Judges 9:38
"Where is your gloating now?" Zebul replied. "You said, 'Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?' Are these not the people you ridiculed? Go out now and fight them!"

Judges 9:40
but Abimelech pursued him, and Gaal fled before him. And many Shechemites fell wounded all the way to the entrance of the gate.

Treasury of Scripture

And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.







Lexicon
So Gaal
גַ֔עַל (ḡa·‘al)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1603: Gaal -- probably a Canaanite

went out
וַיֵּ֣צֵא (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

before
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the leaders
בַּעֲלֵ֣י (ba·‘ă·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

of Shechem
שְׁכֶ֑ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and fought
וַיִּלָּ֖חֶם (way·yil·lā·ḥem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

against Abimelech,
בַּאֲבִימֶֽלֶךְ׃ (ba·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name
(39) Before the men of Shechem.--Not merely "in the presence of the Shechemites," as some of the versions understand it, but as leader of the "lords" of Shechem. (Comp. Judges 9:23.)

Verse 39. - Before the men of Shechem, i.e. at their head, as their leader, as the phrase not uncommonly means (Genesis 33:3; Exodus 13:21). 9:30-49 Abimelech intended to punish the Schechemites for slighting him now, but God punished them for their serving him formerly in the murder of Gideon's sons. When God uses men as instruments in his hand to do his work, he means one thing, and they another. That, which they hoped would have been for their welfare, proved a snare and a trap, as those will certainly find, who run to idols for shelter; such will prove a refuge of lies.
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