New American Standard Bible
So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire.
King James Bible
And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abim'elech came to the tower, and fought against it, and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
World English Bible
Abimelech came to the tower, and fought against it, and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech cometh unto the tower, and fighteth against it, and draweth nigh unto the opening of the tower to burn it with fire,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Went hard unto the door ... - i. e. went close to the door. An act of manifest danger, seeing the roof was covered with persons who would be likely to throw down missiles of all sorts on the heads of their assailants. But the hatred of Abimelech, and his thirst for revenge, made him despise danger.
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Seasonable Counsel: Or, Advice to Sufferers.
But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower.
But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, crushing his skull.
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