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Judges 9:46 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard thereof, they entered into the stronghold of the house of Elberith.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard [that], they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of [it], they entered the inner chamber of the temple of El-berith.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard [that], they entered into a hold of the house of the god Berith.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And all the men of the tower of Shechem heard [that], and they entered into the stronghold of the house of the *god Berith.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, when all the owners of the tower of Shechem heard, they entered into the basement of the house of El-berith.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And all the masters of the tower of Shechem hear, and go in unto the high place of the house of the god Berith,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when they who dwelt in the tower of Sichem, had heard this, they went into the temple of their god Berith, where they had made a covenant with him, and from thence the place had taken its name, and it was exceeding strong.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entred into an holde of the house of the god Berith.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And all the men of the tower of Shechem{gr.Sychem} heard, and came to the gathering of Bethel{gr.Baethel}-berith.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And when all the men of the tower of Shekhem heard [that], they entered into an hold of the house of the el Berith.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And when all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the men 1167
{1167} Prime
בַּעַל
ba`al
{bah'-al}
From H1166; a master; hence a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense.
of the tower 4026
{4026} Prime
מִגְדָּל
migdal
{mig-dawl'}
From H1431; a tower (from its size or height); by analogy a rostrum; figuratively a (pyramidal) bed of flowers.
of em שְׁכֶם 7927
{7927} Prime
שְׁכֶם
Sh@kem
{shek-em'}
The same as H7926; ridge; Shekem, a place in Palestine.
heard 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[that], they entered 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
into x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
an hold 6877
{6877} Prime
צְרִיחַ
ts@riyach
{tser-ee'-akh}
From H6873 in the sense of clearness of vision; a citadel.
of the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of the l אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
Br בְּרִית. 1286
{1286} Prime
בְּרִית
B@riyth
{ber-eeth'}
The same as H1285; Berith, a Schechemitish deity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 9:22-49.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 9:46

The tower — A strong place belonging to the city of Shechem, made for its defence without the city. Berith — Or, Baal — berith, Judges 9:4. 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 9:46

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

(p) That is, of Baniberith, as (Judges 8:33).

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Judges 9:4 And they gave him threescore and ten [pieces] of silver out of the house of Baalberith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light persons, which followed him.
Judges 9:27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and trode [the grapes], and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.
Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.
1 Kings 8:26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.
2 Kings 1:2-4 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that [was] in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease. ... Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
Psalms 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; [so is] every one that trusteth in them.
Isaiah 28:15-18 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: ... And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
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Jg 8:33; 9:4, 27. 1K 8:26. 2K 1:2. Ps 115:8. Is 28:15; 37:38.

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