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And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
Judges 9:20 But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo...
Deuteronomy 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein...
1 Kings 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelled therein; and went out from there, and built Penuel.
2 Kings 3:25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it...
Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
Ezekiel 47:11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah...
James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.
sowed. Salt in small quantities renders land extremely fertile; but too much of it destroys vegetation. Every place, says Pliny, in which salt is found is barren, and produces nothing. Hence the sowing of a place with salt was a custom in different nations to express permanent desolation. Sigonium observes, that when Milan was taken, A.D.
1162, the walls were razed, and it was sown with salt. And Brantome informs us, that it was an ancient custom in France, to sow the house of a man with salt, who had been declared a traitor to his king. Charles IX., king of France, the most base and perfidious of human beings, caused the house of Admiral Coligni (whom he and the Duke of Guise caused to be murdered, with thousands more of Protestants, on the eve of St. Bartholomew,
1572) to be sown with salt!
Strong's ConcordanceAnd Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that [was] therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
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Judges Chapter 9 Verse 45
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OT History: Judges 9:45 Abimelech fought against the city all that (Jd Judg. Jdg)