Judges 9, 1 – 5

01 listopad 2020
„Abimelech, son of Jerubbaal, went to his mother’s kin in Shechem, and said to them and to the whole clan to which his mother’s family belonged, 2Put this question to all the lords of Shechem: Which is better for you: that seventy men, all Jerubbaal’s sons, rule over you, or that one man rule over you? You must remember that I am your own flesh and bone. 3When his mother’s kin repeated these words on his behalf to all the lords of Shechem, they set their hearts on Abimelech, thinking, He is our kin. 4They also gave him seventy pieces of silver from the temple of Baal-berith, with which Abimelech hired worthless men and outlaws as his followers. 5He then went to his father’s house in Ophrah, and killed his brothers, the seventy sons of Jerubbaal, on one stone. Only the youngest son of Jerubbaal, Jotham, escaped, for he was hidden”.