New Living Translation
Abimelech followed them to attack the tower. But as he prepared to set fire to the entrance,
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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But there was a strong tower inside the town, and all the men and women--the entire population--fled to it. They barricaded themselves in and climbed up to the roof of the tower.
a woman on the roof dropped a millstone that landed on Abimelech's head and crushed his skull.
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