Bible: Judges 9:22-25

God Fulfills Jotham’s Curse

9:22 Abimelech commanded 1  Israel for three years. 9:23 God sent a spirit to stir up hostility 2  between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem. He made the leaders of Shechem disloyal 3  to Abimelech. 9:24 He did this so the violent deaths of Jerub-Baal’s seventy sons might be avenged and Abimelech, their half-brother 4  who murdered them, might have to pay for their spilled blood, along with the leaders of Shechem who helped him murder them. 5  9:25 The leaders of Shechem rebelled against Abimelech by putting 6  bandits in 7  the hills, who robbed everyone who traveled by on the road. But Abimelech found out about it. 8 

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