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Judges 9:46

    Judges 9:46 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then all the townsmen of the tower of Shechem, hearing of it, went into the inner room of the house of El-berith.

    Webster's Revision

    And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.

    World English Bible

    When all the men of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the hold of the house of El-berith.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 9:46

    A hold of the house of the god Berith - This must mean the precincts of the temple, as we find there were a thousand men and women together in that place.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 9:46

    An hold of the house of the god Berith - As combining the advantages of a "sanctuary" (compare 1 Kings 2:28) and a fortress. The word rendered "hold" occurs elsewhere only in 1 Samuel 13:6, where it is rendered "high-place." Its exact signification is uncertain.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 9:46

    9:46 The tower - A strong place belonging to the city of Shechem, made for its defence without the city. Berith - Or, Baal - berith, ver.4. Hither they fled out of the town belonging to it, fearing the same event with Shechem; and here they thought to be secure; partly by the strength of the place, partly by the religion of it, thinking that either their god would protect them there, or that Abimelech would spare them out of pity to that god.