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If only this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abimelech.” And he said to Abimelech, “Increase your army and come out!” Bible

“were under my hand.” An idiom (more literally, “in my hand”), meaning under my care and command.

“And he said to Abimelech.” Gaal may have spoken into the air because Abimelech was not there, but Gaal was speaking as if he was.

“Increase your army.” In other words, do your best to gather and enlarge your army.


Commentary for: Judges 9:29