Judges 9:8
Text Analysis
1980 [e]הָל֤וֹךְ
1980 [e]הָֽלְכוּ֙
went forthV-Qal-Perf-3cp
6086 [e]הָעֵצִ֔ים
the treesArt | N-mp
4886 [e]לִמְשֹׁ֥חַ
to anointPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
5921 [e]עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם
over themPrep | 3mp
4428 [e]מֶ֑לֶךְ
a kingN-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ
and they saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
2132 [e]לַזַּ֖יִת
to the olive treePrep-l, Art | N-ms
-Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular :: third person feminine singular V-Qal-Imp-ms | 3fs
4427 [e](מָלְכָ֥ה)
ReignV-Qal-Imp-ms | 3fs
5921 [e]עָלֵֽינוּ׃
over usPrep | 1cp

Hebrew Texts
שופטים 9:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
הָלֹ֤וךְ הָֽלְכוּ֙ הָעֵצִ֔ים לִמְשֹׁ֥חַ עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם מֶ֑לֶךְ וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ לַזַּ֖יִת [מְלֹוכָה כ] (מָלְכָ֥ה ק) עָלֵֽינוּ׃

שופטים 9:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
הלוך הלכו העצים למשח עליהם מלך ויאמרו לזית [מלוכה כ] (מלכה ק) עלינו׃

שופטים 9:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
הלוך הלכו העצים למשח עליהם מלך ויאמרו לזית [מלוכה כ] (מלכה ק) עלינו׃

שופטים 9:8 Hebrew Bible
הלוך הלכו העצים למשח עליהם מלך ויאמרו לזית מלוכה עלינו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us!'

King James Bible
The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The trees set out to anoint a king over themselves. They said to the olive tree, "Reign over us."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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olive tree. The zayith or olive tree, in the Linnean system, is a genus of the diandra monogynia class of plants. It is of a moderate height, and grows best in sunny places. Its trunk is knotty; bark smooth, of an ash colour: wood solid and yellowish; leaves oblong, almost like those of the willow, of a dark green colour on the upper side, and whitish below. In June it puts forth white flowers, growing in bunches, each of one piece, widening towards the top, and dividing into four parts. After this succeeds the fruit, which is oblong and plump; first green, then pale, and when quite ripe, black. Within it is enclosed a hard stone, filled with oblong seeds. It was the most useful of all trees in the forest; as the bramble was the meanest and most worthless. reign

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