New Living Translation
"Then they said to the grapevine, 'You be our king!'
King James Bible
Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.
Darby Bible Translation
And the trees said to the vine, 'Come you, 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.
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LibraryThe Greater Prophets.
1. We have already seen (Chap. 15, Nos. 11 and 12) that from Moses to Samuel the appearances of prophets were infrequent; that with Samuel and the prophetical school established by him there began a new era, in which the prophets were recognized as a distinct order of men in the Theocracy; and that the age of written prophecy did not begin till about the reign of Uzziah, some three centuries after Samuel. The Jewish division of the latter prophets--prophets in the more restricted sense of the …
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But the fig tree also refused, saying, 'Should I quit producing my sweet fruit just to wave back and forth over the trees?'
But the grapevine also refused, saying, 'Should I quit producing the wine that cheers both God and people, just to wave back and forth over the trees?'
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