Judges 9:10
New International Version
“Next, the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and be our king.’

New Living Translation
“Then they said to the fig tree, ‘You be our king!’

English Standard Version
And the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us.’

Berean Study Bible
Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and reign over us.’

King James Bible
And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.

New King James Version
“Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us!’

New American Standard Bible
Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You, come, reign over us!’

NASB 1995
“Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come, reign over us!’

NASB 1977
“Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come, reign over us!’

Amplified Bible
Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us!’

Christian Standard Bible
Then the trees said to the fig tree, “Come and reign over us.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the trees said to the fig tree,” Come and reign over us.”

American Standard Version
And the trees said to the fig-tree, Come thou, and reign over us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The trees said to the fig tree: ‘Come, you reign over us!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the trees said to the fig-tree, Come, reign over us.

Contemporary English Version
Then they asked the fig tree, "Will you be our king?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the trees said to the fig tree: Come thou and reign over us.

English Revised Version
And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.

Good News Translation
Then the trees said to the fig tree, 'You come and be our king.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the trees said to the fig tree, 'You come and be our king!'

International Standard Version
"So the trees told the fig tree, 'Hey you! Come and reign over us!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the trees said to the fig-tree: Come thou, and reign over us.

Literal Standard Version
And the trees say to the fig, Come, reign over us.

NET Bible
"So the trees said to the fig tree, 'You come and be our king!'

New Heart English Bible
"The trees said to the fig tree, 'Come, and reign over us.'

World English Bible
"The trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and reign over us.'

Young's Literal Translation
And the trees say to the fig, Come thou, reign over us.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jotham's Parable
9But the olive tree replied, ‘Should I stop giving my oil that honors both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?’ 10Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and reign over us.’ 11But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I stop giving my sweetness and my good fruit, to hold sway over the trees?’…

Cross References
Judges 9:9
But the olive tree replied, 'Should I stop giving my oil that honors both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?'

Judges 9:11
But the fig tree replied, 'Should I stop giving my sweetness and my good fruit, to hold sway over the trees?'


Treasury of Scripture

And the trees said to the fig tree, Come you, and reign over us.









(10) The fig tree.--The luscious fruit and broad green shade of the ancient fig would naturally make it the next choice; but it returns the same scornful answer.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the trees
הָעֵצִ֖ים (hā·‘ê·ṣîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to the fig tree,
לַתְּאֵנָ֑ה (lat·tə·’ê·nāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

‘Come
לְכִי־ (lə·ḵî-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and reign
מָלְכִ֥י (mā·lə·ḵî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

over us.’
עָלֵֽינוּ׃ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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