Judges 9:9
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English Standard Version
But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my abundance, by which gods and men are honored, and go hold sway over the trees?’

King James Bible
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?

American Standard Version
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?

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

English Revised Version
But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When his mother's brethren spake to the citizens of Shechem concerning him, i.e., respecting him and his proposal, their heart turned to Abimelech.

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Exodus 29:2,7 And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil...

Exodus 35:14 The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,

Leviticus 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it...

1 Kings 19:15,16 And the LORD said to him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you come, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria...

Psalm 89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good...

1 John 2:20 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.

God. elohim, rather gods; the parable being adapted to the idolatrous Shechemites. to be promoted over the trees. Heb. up and down for other trees.

Job 1:7 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth...

Job 2:2 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth...

Cross References
Judges 9:8
The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us.'

Judges 9:10
And the trees said to the fig tree, 'You come and reign over us.'

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