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Judges 9:3-4

9:3 His mother’s relatives 1  spoke on his behalf to 2  all the leaders of Shechem and reported his proposal. 3  The leaders were drawn to Abimelech; 4  they said, “He is our close relative.” 5  9:4 They paid him seventy silver shekels out of the temple of Baal-Berith. Abimelech then used the silver to hire some lawless, dangerous 6  men as his followers. 7 

1 tn Heb “brothers.”

2 tn Heb “into the ears of.”

3 tn Heb “and all these words.”

4 tn Heb “Their heart was inclined after Abimelech.”

5 tn Heb “our brother.”

6 tn Heb “empty and reckless.”

7 tn Heb “and they followed him.”

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