Judges 9:29
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New International Version
If only this people were under my command! Then I would get rid of him. I would say to Abimelek, 'Call out your whole army!'"


New American Standard Bible
"Would, therefore, that this people were under my authority! Then I would remove Abimelech." And he said to Abimelech, "Increase your army and come out."


King James Bible
And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only these people were in my power, I would remove Abimelech." So he said to Abimelech, "Gather your army and come out."


International Standard Version
If only authority over this people were given to me. Then I would remove Abimelech!" Then he challenged Abimelech: "Build up your army and then come out and fight!"


American Standard Version
And would that this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Would to God that some man would put this people under my hand, that I might remove Abimelech out of the way. And it was said to Abimelech: Gather together the multitude of an army, and come.


Darby Bible Translation
Would that this people were under my hand! then I would remove Abim'elech. I would say to Abim'elech, 'Increase your army, and come out.'"


Young's Literal Translation
and oh that this people were in my hand -- then I turn Abimelech aside;' and he saith to Abimelech, 'Increase thy host, and come out.'
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Context
Gaal Conspires with the Shechemites

22When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel, 23Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech: 24That the cruelty done to the three score and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid on Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and on the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brothers. 25And the men of Shechem set liers in wait for him in the top of the mountains, and they robbed all that came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech. 26And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brothers, and went over to Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him. 27And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and stepped the grapes, and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech. 28And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is not he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: for why should we serve him? 29And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase your army, and come out. 30And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled. 31And he sent messengers to Abimelech privately, saying, Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brothers be come to Shechem; and, behold, they fortify the city against you. 32Now therefore up by night, you and the people that is with you, and lie in wait in the field: 33And it shall be, that in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, you shall rise early, and set on the city: and, behold, when he and the people that is with him come out against you, then may you do to them as you shall find occasion.
Cross References
Judges 9:30
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.


2 Samuel 15:4
Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!


Treasury of Scripture

And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase your army, and come out.

would to God. The very words and conduct of a sly, hypocritical demagogue

2 Samuel 15:4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which has any suit or cause might come to me...

1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girds on his harness boast himself as he that puts it off.

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Romans 1:30,31 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents...

And he said. Rather, and I would say to Abimelech, as the LXX renders; for as Dr. Wall observes, this was probably not said in the presence of Abimelech; but at an intemperate feast, in his absence, when he boasted he would challenge him. increase thine army

2 Samuel 2:14-17 And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise...

2 Kings 14:8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come...

2 Kings 18:23 Now therefore, I pray you, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver you two thousand horses...

Isaiah 36:8,9 Now therefore give pledges, I pray you, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses...

Strong's Concordance
And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.
Topical Bible
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Judges Chapter 9 Verse 29

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