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Judges 9:26

    Judges 9:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brothers, and went over to Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Gaal, the son of Ebed, came with his brothers, and went over to Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their faith in him.

    Webster's Revision

    And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.

    World English Bible

    Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brothers, and went over to Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and went over to Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 9:26

    Gaal the son of Ebed - Of this person we know no more than is here told. He was probably one of the descendants of the Canaanites, who hoped from the state of the public mind, and their disaffection to Abimelech, to cause a revolution, and thus to restore the ancient government as it was under Hamor, the father of Shechem.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 9:26

    It does not appear who Gaal, son of Ebed, was; he may have been an officer sent by Abimelech with a force to bring the men of Shechem back to their allegiance, but who tried to turn the rebellion to his own account. He got into Shechem with a band of men, "his brethren," unopposed by Zebul, Abimelech's officer, and soon gained the confidence of the Shechemites,