A A A A A
Bible Book List
Judges 9 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible
Resources » Commentaries » Judges » Chapter 9 » exegesis

The Shechemites conspire against Abimelech.

Abimelech is seated in the throne his father refused. But how long does this glory last? Stay but three years, and see the bramble withered and burned. The prosperity of the wicked is short and fickle. The Shechemites are plagued by no other hand than Abimelech's. They raised him unjustly to the throne; they first feel the weight of his sceptre. (Jdg 9:30-49)

Previous commentary:
Jotham rebukes the Shechemites.

Next commentary:
Abimelech destroys Shechem.

About this commentary:
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.