Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head and cracked open his skull.

New American Standard Bible

But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, crushing his skull.

King James Version

And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull.

Holman Bible

But a woman threw the upper portion of a millstone on Abimelech’s head and fractured his skull.

International Standard Version

But a certain woman threw an upper millstone down on Abimelech's head, fracturing his skull.

A Conservative Version

And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

American Standard Version

And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech's head, and brake his skull.

Amplified

But a certain woman cast an upper millstone [down] upon Abimelech's head and broke his skull.

Bible in Basic English

But a certain woman sent a great stone, such as is used for crushing grain, on to the head of Abimelech, cracking the bone.

Darby Translation

And a certain woman threw an upper millstone upon Abim'elech's head, and crushed his skull.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head and crushed his skull.

Julia Smith Translation

And one woman will cast a piece of the upper mill-stone upon the head of Abimelech, and she will break his skull

King James 2000

And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

Modern King James verseion

And a certain woman threw a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head and crushed his skull.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon his head and all to break his brainpan.

NET Bible

a woman threw an upper millstone down on his head and shattered his skull.

New Heart English Bible

A certain woman threw down an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

The Emphasized Bible

And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon the head of Abimelech, - and brake in pieces his skull.

Webster

And a certain woman cast a piece of of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

World English Bible

A certain woman cast an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.

Youngs Literal Translation

and a certain woman doth cast a piece of a rider on the head of Abimelech, and breaketh his skull,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

שׁלך 
Shalak 
Usage: 125

a piece
פּלח 
Pelach 
Usage: 6

of a millstone
רכב 
Rekeb 
Usage: 119

H40
אבימלך 
'Abiymelek 
Usage: 67

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

and all to brake
רצץ 
Ratsats 
Usage: 19

References

Context Readings

Abimelech's Death

52 Abimelech came up to the tower and fought against it, and he came near the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire. 53 But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech's head and cracked open his skull. 54 He called quickly to the young man carrying his weapons, and he said to him, "Draw your sword and kill me, so that they will not say of me, 'A woman killed him.'" So the young man stabbed him, and he died.



Cross References

2 Samuel 11:21

Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerub-bosheth, if not a woman who threw an upper millstone on him from [atop] the wall and he died at Thebez? Why did you go near the wall?' Then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite also died.'"

Judges 9:15

And the thornbush said to the trees, 'If in good faith you [are] anointing me as king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade; if not, may fire go out from the thornbush and devour the cedars of Lebanon.'

Judges 9:20

But if not, let a fire come out from Abimelech and let it devour the lords of Shechem and Beth-Millo; and let a fire come out from the lords of Shechem, and from Beth-Millo, and let it devour Abimelech."

2 Samuel 20:21

That is not the matter. But a man from the mountains of Ephraim, whose name [is] Sheba the son Bicri, has lifted up his hand against the king, against David. Give only him to us, and I will depart from the city." The woman said to Joab, "Look, his head [is] being thrown down to you over the wall."

Job 31:3

Is not disaster for [the] evil one and ruin for [the] workers of mischief?

Jeremiah 49:20

{Therefore} hear the plan of Yahweh that he has planned against Edom, and his plans that he has planned against the inhabitants of Teman. {Surely} they will drag them away, the little [ones] of the flock. {Surely} he will cause to be desolated over them their grazing place.

Jeremiah 50:45

{Therefore} hear the plan of Yahweh that he has planned against Babylon, and his plans that he has planned against the land of [the] Chaldeans. {Surely} they will drag them away, the little [ones] of the flock. {Surely} he will cause [their] grazing place to be desolate over them.

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