Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 9:10 - 9:10

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 9:10 - 9:10


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This, as also the vine, Jud_9:12, signifies the same thing with the olive tree; but here are various expressions used, either for the decency of the parable; or because Gideon refused this honour, both for himself and for his sons; or to signify that the sons of Gideon, whom Abimelech had so cruelly slain, upon pretence of their affecting the kingdom, were as far from such thoughts as their father, and therefore were unjustly and wickedly murdered.