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Judges 9:3

    Judges 9:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his mother's brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his mother's brothers spoke of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his mother's brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So his mother's family said all this about him in the ears of all the townsmen of Shechem: and their hearts were turned to Abimelech, for they said, He is our brother.

    Webster's Revision

    And his mother's brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.

    World English Bible

    His mother's brothers spoke of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, "He is our brother."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And his mother's brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 9:3

    He is our brother - We shall be raised to places of trust under him, and our city will be the capital of the kingdom.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 9:3

    The Ephraimite pride revolted from Abi-ezrite rulers, and inclined them to one who was a Shechemite by birth. (Compare the same spirit in the time of David and Rehoboam, 2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 12:16.)

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 9:3

    9:3 Brethren - That is, kinsmen. He is our brother - They were easily persuaded to believe what served their own interest.