Judges 9:11

“But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 9:11

But the Figge tree saide vnto them, Should I forsake my sweetenesse, and my good fruit, and goe to be promoted ouer the trees?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the fig tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the fig-tree said unto them, Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the fig-tree said to them, Am I to give up my sweet taste and my good fruit and go waving over the trees?
- Basic English Bible

But the fig-tree said to them, Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?
- Darby Bible

But the fig-tree said to them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
- Webster's Bible

But the fig tree said to them, 'Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'
- World English Bible

And the fig saith to them, Have I ceased from my sweetness, and my good increase, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the fig-tree said unto them: Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruitage, and go to hold sway over the trees?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 9:11

Wesley's Notes for Judges 9:11


9:9 Honour God - In whose worship oil was used for divers things; as, about the lamps, and offerings, and for anointing sacred persons and things. And man - For oil was used in the constitution of kings, and priests, and prophets, and for a present to great persons, and to anoint the head and face. Promoted - Heb. to move hither and thither, to wander to and fro, to exchange my sweet tranquility, for incessant cares and travels.

9:10 Fig - tree - Gideon refused this honour, both for himself, and for his sons; and the sons of Gideon, whom Abimelech had slain, upon pretence of their affecting the kingdom, were as far from such thoughts as their father.

9:13 Cheareth God - Wherewith God is well pleased, because it was offered to God.


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