Judges 9:13
Good News Translation
But the vine answered, 'In order to govern you, I would have to stop producing my wine, that makes gods and human beings happy.'

Contemporary English Version
But the grape vine replied, "My wine brings cheer to people and gods. I won't stop making wine, just so my branches can wave above the other trees."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it answered them: Can I forsake my wine, that cheereth God and men, and be promoted among the other trees?

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And it answered them: Can I forsake my wine, that cheereth God and men, and be promoted among the other trees?

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Numbers 15:5,7,10 And he shall give the same measure of wine to pour out in libations for the holocaust or for the victim. For every lamb, . . .

Psalm 104:15 And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:

Ecclesiastes 10:19 For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may feast: and all things obey money.

Context
Jotham's Parable
12And the trees said to the vine: Come thou and reign over us. 13And it answered them: Can I forsake my wine, that cheereth God and men, and be promoted among the other trees?14And all the trees said to the bramble: Come thou and reign over us.…
Cross References
Judges 9:12
And the trees said to the vine: Come thou and reign over us.

Judges 9:14
And all the trees said to the bramble: Come thou and reign over us.

Psalm 104:15
And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I thought in my heart, to withdraw my flesh from wine, that I might turn my mind to wisdom, and might avoid folly, till I might see what was profitable for the children of men: and what they ought to do under the sun, all the days of their life.

Ecclesiastes 10:19
For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may feast: and all things obey money.

Additional Translations
But the grapevine replied, ‘Should I stop giving my wine that cheers both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?’And the vine said to them, Should I leave my wine, which cheers God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my new wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?

And the vine said to them, Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men, and go to be promoted over the trees?

And the vine said to them, Should I leave my new wine, which cheers God and man, and go to wave over the trees?

And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?

And the vine said to them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

"The vine said to them, 'Should I leave my new wine, which cheers God and man, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'

And the vine saith to them, Have I ceased from my new wine, which is rejoicing gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
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