Judges 9 :53

Judges 9 :53 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone on Abimelech's head, and all to broke his skull.

King James Version (KJV)

And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone on Abimelech's head, and all to broke his skull.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech's head, and brake his skull.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

But a certain woman sent a great stone, such as is used for crushing grain, on to the head of Abimelech, cracking the bone.

Webster's Revision

And a certain woman cast a piece of of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

World English Bible

A certain woman cast an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech's head, and brake his skull.

Definitions for Judges 9 :53

Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

Clarke's Commentary on Judges 9 :53

A piece of a millstone - פלח רכב pelach recheb, a piece of a chariot wheel; but the word is used in other places for upper millstones, and is so understood here by the Vulgate, Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic.

And all to break his skull - A most nonsensical version of ותרץ את גלגלתו vattarits eth gulgolto, which is literally, And she brake, or fractured, his skull. Plutarch, in his life of Pyrrhus, observes that this king was killed at the siege of Thebes, by a piece of a tile, which a woman threw upon his head.

Barnes' Commentary on Judges 9 :53

The phrase "all" to is now obsolete, and means "quite," "entirely," as in Chaucer, Spenser, and Milton.

Wesley's Commentary on Judges 9 :53

9:53 Mill - stone - Such great stones no doubt they carried up with them, whereby they might defend themselves, or offend those who assaulted them. Here the justice of God is remarkable in suiting the punishment to his sin. He slew his brethren upon a stone, ver.5, and he loseth his own life by a stone.
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