New Living Translation
"Then all the trees finally turned to the thornbush and said, 'Come, you be our king!'
King James Bible
Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.
Darby Bible Translation
Then all the trees said to the bramble, 'Come you, and reign over us.'
World English Bible
"Then all the trees said to the bramble, 'Come and reign over us.'
Young's Literal Translation
And all the trees say unto the bramble, Come thou, reign over us.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:14 Bramble - Or, thorn, fitly representing Abimelech, the son of a concubine, and a person of small use, and great cruelty.
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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?'
And the thornbush replied to the trees, 'If you truly want to make me your king, come and take shelter in my shade. If not, let fire come out from me and devour the cedars of Lebanon.'"
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