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So they gave him seventy shekels of silver from the temple of (A)Baal-Berith, with which Abimelech hired (B)worthless and reckless men; and they followed him.

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They gave him seventy shekels[a] of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith,(A) and Abimelek used it to hire reckless scoundrels,(B) who became his followers.

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  1. Judges 9:4 That is, about 1 3/4 pounds or about 800 grams

46 Now when all the men of the tower of Shechem had heard that, they entered the [a]stronghold of the temple (A)of the god Berith.

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  1. Judges 9:46 fortified room

46 On hearing this, the citizens in the tower of Shechem went into the stronghold of the temple(A) of El-Berith.

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