Judges 9:8

“The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The trees went foorth on a time to annoint a King ouer them, and they said vnto the Oliue tree, Reigne thou ouer vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us!'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive-tree, Reign thou over us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

One day the trees went out to make a king for themselves; and they said to the olive-tree, Be king over us.
- Basic English Bible

The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive-tree, Reign over us.
- Darby Bible

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive-tree, Reign thou over us.
- Webster's Bible

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us.'
- World English Bible

`The trees have diligently gone to anoint over them a king, and they say to the olive, Reign thou over us.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive-tree: Reign thou over us.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 9:8


9:8 The trees, &c. - A parabolical discourse, usual among the ancients, especially in the eastern parts. To anoint - To make a king, which was done among the Israelites, and some others, with the ceremony of anointing. Olive - tree - By which he understands Gideon.


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