New Living Translation
Wasn't Abimelech son of Gideon killed at Thebez by a woman who threw a millstone down on him from the wall? Why would you get so close to the wall?' Then tell him, 'Uriah the Hittite was killed, too.'"
King James Bible
Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
Darby Bible Translation
Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast the upper stone of a handmill from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why did ye go near the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Urijah the Hittite is dead also.
World English Bible
who struck Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Didn't a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?' then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"
Young's Literal Translation
Who smote Abimelech son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast on him a piece of a rider from the wall, and he dieth in Thebez? why drew ye nigh unto the wall? that thou hast said, Also thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.'
2 Samuel 11:21 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 11:21 Parallel Commentaries
Then Abimelech attacked the town of Thebez and captured it.
a woman on the roof dropped a millstone that landed on Abimelech's head and crushed his skull.
2 Samuel 11:17
And when the enemy soldiers came out of the city to fight, Uriah the Hittite was killed along with several other Israelite soldiers.
2 Samuel 11:20
But he might get angry and ask, 'Why did the troops go so close to the city? Didn't they know there would be shooting from the walls?
2 Samuel 11:22
So the messenger went to Jerusalem and gave a complete report to David.
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