Judges 9:9

“But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 9:9

But the Oliue tree saide vnto them, Should I leaue my fatnesse, wherewith by mee they honour God and man, and goe to bee promoted ouer the trees?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the olive-tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honor God and man, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the olive-tree said to them, Am I to give up my wealth of oil, by which men give honour to God, and go waving over the trees?
- Basic English Bible

And the olive-tree said to them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to wave over the trees?
- Darby Bible

But the olive-tree said to them, Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
- Webster's Bible

But the olive tree said to them, 'Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'
- World English Bible

And the olive saith to them, Have I ceased from my fatness, by which they honour gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the olive-tree said unto them: Should I leave my fatness, seeing that by me they honour God and man, and go to hold sway over the trees?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 9:9

Wesley's Notes for Judges 9:9


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.


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