Judges 9:8
Good News Translation
Once upon a time the trees went out to choose a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king.'

Contemporary English Version
Once the trees searched for someone to be king; they asked the olive tree, "Will you be our king?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
The trees went to anoint a king over them: and they said to the olive tree: Reign thou over us.

New American Bible
One day the trees went out to anoint a king over themselves. So they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.’

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The trees went to anoint a king over them: and they said to the olive tree: Reign thou over us.

the trees.

2 Kings 14:9 And Joas, king of Israel, sent again to Amasias, king of Juda, saying: A thistle of Libanus sent to a cedar tree, which is in Libanus, saying: Give thy daughter to my son to wife. And the beasts of the forest, that are in Libanus, passed, and trod down the thistle.

Ezekiel 17:3 And say: Thus saith the Lord God; A large eagle with great wings, long-limbed, full of feathers, and of variety, came to Libanus, and took away the marrow of the cedar.

Daniel 4:10 I saw in the vision of my head upon my bed, and behold a watcher, and a holy one came down from heaven.

olive tree.

Judges 8:22,23 And all the men of Israel said to Gedeon: Rule thou over us, and thy son, and thy son's son: because thou hast delivered us from the hand of Madian. . . .

Context
Jotham's Parable
7This being told to Joatham, he went, and stood on the top of Mount Garizim: and lifting up his voice, he cried, and said: Hear me, ye men of Sichem, so may God hear you. 8The trees went to anoint a king over them: and they said to the olive tree: Reign thou over us.9And it answered: Can I leave my fatness, which both gods and men make use of, to come to be promoted among the trees?…
Cross References
Judges 9:7
This being told to Joatham, he went, and stood on the top of Mount Garizim: and lifting up his voice, he cried, and said: Hear me, ye men of Sichem, so may God hear you.

Judges 9:9
And it answered: Can I leave my fatness, which both gods and men make use of, to come to be promoted among the trees?

2 Kings 14:9
And Joas, king of Israel, sent again to Amasias, king of Juda, saying: A thistle of Libanus sent to a cedar tree, which is in Libanus, saying: Give thy daughter to my son to wife. And the beasts of the forest, that are in Libanus, passed, and trod down the thistle.

2 Chronicles 25:18
But he sent back the messengers, saying: The thistle that is in Libanus, sent to the cedar in Libanus, saying: Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and behold the beasts that were in the wood of Libanus passed by and trod down the thistle.

Additional Translations
One day the trees set out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.’The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, Reign you over us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

'The trees have diligently gone to anoint over them a king, and they say to the olive, Reign thou over us.
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