New Living Translation
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?'
King James Bible
And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Darby Bible Translation
But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my wine which cheers gods and men, and go to sway over the trees?'
World English Bible
"The vine said to them, 'Should I leave my new wine, which cheers God and man, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'
Young's Literal Translation
And the vine saith to them, Have I ceased from my new wine, which is rejoicing gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:13 Cheareth God - Wherewith God is well pleased, because it was offered to God.
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 …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
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"Then they said to the grapevine, 'You be our king!'
"Then all the trees finally turned to the thornbush and said, 'Come, you be our king!'
wine to make them glad, olive oil to soothe their skin, and bread to give them strength.
After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. And while still seeking wisdom, I clutched at foolishness. In this way, I tried to experience the only happiness most people find during their brief life in this world.
A party gives laughter, wine gives happiness, and money gives everything!
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