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Judges 9:56 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father in killing his seventy brothers.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God rendered back the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father in slaying his seventy brethren.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus did God requite the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father, in slaying his seventy brethren;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and God turneth back the evil of Abimelech which he did to his father to slay his seventy brethren;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God repaid the evil that Abimelech had done against his father, killing his seventy brethren.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thus God rendred the wickednesse of Abimelech which hee did vnto his father, in slaying his seuentie brethren.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— So God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he wrought against his father, in slaying his seventy brethren.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thus Elohim rendered the wickedness of Avimelekh, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thus lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
rendered 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the wickedness 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
of vmele אֲבִימֶלֶך, 40
{0040} Prime
אֲבִימֶלֶךְ
'Abiymelek
{ab-ee-mel'-ek}
From H0001 and H4428; father of (the) king; Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
he did 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
unto his father, 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
in slaying 2026
{2026} Prime
הָרַג
harag
{haw-rag'}
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
his seventy 7657
{7657} Prime
שִׁבְעִים
shib`iym
{shib-eem'}
Multiple of H7651; seventy.
brethren: 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 9:50-57.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 9:56

Wickedness — In rooting out, as far as he could, the name and memory of his father.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God rendered:
Both the fratricide Abimelech and the unprincipled men of Shechem had the iniquity visited upon them of which they had been guilty. Man's judgment may be avoided; but there is no escape from that of God. How many houses have been sown with salt in France, by the just judgment of God, for the massacre of the Protestants on the eve of St. Bartholomew! See note on
Judges 9:45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that [was] therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
Judges 9:24 That the cruelty [done] to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.
Job 31:3 [Is] not destruction to the wicked? and a strange [punishment] to the workers of iniquity?
Psalms 9:12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Psalms 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Psalms 58:10-11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. ... So that a man shall say, Verily [there is] a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
Psalms 94:23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; [yea], the LORD our God shall cut them off.
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Acts 28:4 And when the barbarians saw the [venomous] beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Revelation 19:20-21 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. ... And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
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Jg 9:24, 45. Jb 31:3. Ps 9:12; 11:6; 58:10; 94:23. Pv 5:22. Mt 7:2. Ac 28:4. Ga 6:7. Rv 19:20.

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