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

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

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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