Judges 9:12
New International Version
“Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come and be our king.’

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

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

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

King James Bible
Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.

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

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

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

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

Amplified Bible
Then the trees said to the vine, ‘You come and reign over us.’

Christian Standard Bible
Later, the trees said to the grapevine, “Come and reign over us.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Later, the trees said to the grapevine,” Come and reign over us.”

American Standard Version
And the trees said unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The trees said to the vine: ‘You come reign over us!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the trees said to the vine, Come, reign over us.

Contemporary English Version
Next they asked the grape vine, "Will you be our king?"

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

Good News Translation
So the trees then said to the grapevine, 'You come and be our king.'

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the trees said unto the vine: Come thou, and reign over us.

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

New American Bible
Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come you, reign over us.’

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

New Revised Standard Version
Then the trees said to the vine, ‘You come and reign over us.’

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

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

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jotham's Parable
11But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I stop giving my sweetness and my good fruit, to hold sway over the trees?’ 12Then the trees said to the grapevine, ‘Come and reign over us.’ 13But the grapevine replied, ‘Should I stop giving my wine that cheers both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?’…

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

Judges 9:13
But the grapevine replied, 'Should I stop giving my wine that cheers both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?'


Treasury of Scripture

Then said the trees to the vine, Come you, and reign over us.











(12) Unto the vine.--We might have felt surprise that the vine was not the first choice, but the low-growing, trellised vine, which needs support for its own tendrils, might seem less suitable. Indeed, ancient nations talked of the female vine--

"Or they led the vine

To wed her elm; she round about him flings

Her marriageable arms," &c.--Milton.



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 grapevine,
לַגָּ֑פֶן (lag·gā·p̄en)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1612: A vine, the grape

‘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


Jump to Previous
Reign Trees Vine
Jump to Next
Reign Trees Vine
Links
Judges 9:12 NIV
Judges 9:12 NLT
Judges 9:12 ESV
Judges 9:12 NASB
Judges 9:12 KJV

Judges 9:12 BibleApps.com
Judges 9:12 Biblia Paralela
Judges 9:12 Chinese Bible
Judges 9:12 French Bible
Judges 9:12 Catholic Bible

OT History: Judges 9:12 The trees said to the vine Come (Jd Judg. Jdg)
Judges 9:11
Top of Page
Top of Page