New American Standard Bible
When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the temple 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.
Darby Bible Translation
When all the people of the Tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the stronghold of the house of El-be'rith.
World English Bible
When all the men of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the masters of the tower of Shechem hear, and go in unto the high place of the house of the god Berith,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
An hold of the house of the god Berith - As combining the advantages of a "sanctuary" (compare 1 Kings 2:28) and a fortress. The word rendered "hold" occurs elsewhere only in 1 Samuel 13:6, where it is rendered "high-place." Its exact signification is uncertain.
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28. Hence is also that which thou hast mentioned that they speak of, that the Lord Jesus, after He was risen, walked in the way with two disciples; and upon their drawing near to the village whither they were going, He made as though He would have gone farther: where the Evangelist, saying, "But He Himself feigned that He would go further,"  hath put that very word in which liars too greatly delight, that they may with impunity lie: as if every thing that is feigned is a lie, whereas in a truthful …
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Seasonable Counsel: Or, Advice to Sufferers.
Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-berith their god.
They went out into the field and gathered the grapes of their vineyards and trod them, and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god, and ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.
It was told Abimelech that all the leaders of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
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