And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.
And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many were overthrown and
unto the entering of the gate.
And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah: and Zebul thrust out Gaal and his brethren, that they should not dwell in Shechem.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.
And he took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field, and looked, and, behold, the people were
come forth out of the city; and he rose up against them, and smote them.
And Abimelech, and the company that was
with him, rushed forward, and stood in the entering of the gate of the city: and the two other
companies ran upon all the people
in the fields, and slew them.
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.
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that
, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith.
And it was told Abimelech, that all the men of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were
with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it
on his shoulder, and said unto the people that were
with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done.
And all the people likewise cut down every man his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them
to the hold, and set the hold on fire upon them; so that all the men of the tower of Shechem died also, about a thousand men and women.