When he held out his hand, the men waiting in ambush rose up quickly from their place and attacked. 1 They entered the city, captured it, and immediately set it on fire.
So each of his men also cut off a branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches 1 against the stronghold and set fire to it. 2 All the people 3 of the Tower of Shechem died – about a thousand men and women.