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Judges 9:29

    Judges 9:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase your army, and come out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If only I had authority over this people! I would put Abimelech out of the way, and I would say to Abimelech, Make your army strong, and come out.

    Webster's Revision

    And would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

    World English Bible

    Would that this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abimelech." He said to Abimelech, "Increase your army, and come out!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 9:29

    Would to God this people were under my hand - The very words and conduct of a sly, hypocritical demagogue.

    Increase thine army, and come out - When he found his party strong, and the public feeling warped to his side, then he appears to have sent a challenge to Abimelech, to come out and fight him.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 9:29

    9:29 My hand - That is, under my command; I wish you would unanimously submit to me, as your captain and governor; for he found them divided; and some of them hearkening after Abimelech, whom they had lately rejected, according to the levity of the popular humour. I would remove - As you have driven him out of your city, I would drive him out of your country. He said - He sent this message or challenge to him. Increase thine army - I desire not to surprise thee at any disadvantage; strengthen thyself as much as thou canst, and come out into the open field, that thou and I may decide it by our arms.