Judges 9:28
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelek, and why should we Shechemites be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the family of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelek?

King James Bible
And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is not he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: for why should we serve him?

Darby Bible Translation
And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is he not the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his overseer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem! and why should *we* serve him?

World English Bible
Gaal the son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Isn't he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: but why should we serve him?

Young's Literal Translation
And Gaal son of Ebed saith, 'Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we serve him? is he not son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his commander? Serve ye the men of Hamor father of Shechem, and wherefore do we serve him -- we?

Judges 9:28 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Zebul his officer - פקידו pekido, his overseer; probably governor of Shechem in his absence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

who is Abimelech

1 Samuel 25:10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse?...

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said...

1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David?...

Hamor

Genesis 34:2,6 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her...

Library
Here, by Way of Objection, Several Questions are Raised. ...
Here, by way of objection, several questions are raised. Scripture relates that God sometimes complied with certain prayers which had been dictated by minds not duly calmed or regulated. It is true, that the cause for which Jotham imprecated on the inhabitants of Shechem the disaster which afterwards befell them was well founded; but still he was inflamed with anger and revenge (Judges 9:20); and hence God, by complying with the execration, seems to approve of passionate impulses. Similar fervour
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 34:2
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her.

Judges 9:26
Now Gaal son of Ebed moved with his clan into Shechem, and its citizens put their confidence in him.

1 Samuel 25:10
Nabal answered David's servants, "Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days.

Jump to Previous
Abimelech Abim'elech Deputy Ebed Hamor Jerubbaal Jerub-Baal's Officer Serve Shechem Shechem's Subject Zebul
Jump to Next
Abimelech Abim'elech Deputy Ebed Hamor Jerubbaal Jerub-Baal's Officer Serve Shechem Shechem's Subject Zebul
Links
Judges 9:28 NIV
Judges 9:28 NLT
Judges 9:28 ESV
Judges 9:28 NASB
Judges 9:28 KJV

Judges 9:28 Bible Apps
Judges 9:28 Biblia Paralela
Judges 9:28 Chinese Bible
Judges 9:28 French Bible
Judges 9:28 German Bible

Judges 9:28 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Judges 9:27
Top of Page
Top of Page