Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king. Jotham by a parable rebuketh them, and foretelleth their ruin. Gaal conspireth with the Shechemites against him. Zebul revealeth it. Abimelech overcometh them, and soweth the city with salt. He burneth the hold of the god Berith. At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone. Jotham's curse is fulfilled.