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Judges 9:54

    Judges 9:54 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he called hastily to the young man his armor bearer, and said to him, Draw your sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A women slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then he called hastily unto the young man his armorbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and kill me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then quickly crying out to his body-servant, he said to him, Take out your sword and put an end to me straight away, so that men may not say of me, His death was the work of a woman. So the young man put his sword through him, causing his death.

    Webster's Revision

    Then he called hastily unto the young man his armorbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and kill me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

    World English Bible

    Then he called hastily to the young man his armor bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me, 'A woman killed him.' His young man thrust him through, and he died."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and kill me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 9:54

    Draw thy sword, and slay me - It was a disgrace to be killed by a woman; on this account, Seneca the tragedian deplores the death of Hercules: -

    O turpe fatum! femina Herculeae necis

    Autor feritur.

    Herc. Oetaeus, ver. 1177.

    "O dishonorable fate! a woman is reported to

    have been author of the death of Hercules."

    Abimelech was also afraid that if he fell thus mortally wounded into the hands of his enemies they might treat him with cruelty and insult.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 9:54

    9:54 A women - Which was esteemed a matter of disgrace.