Judges 9:11
New International Version
"But the fig tree replied, 'Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?'

New Living Translation
But the fig tree also refused, saying, ‘Should I quit producing my sweet fruit just to wave back and forth over the trees?’

English Standard Version
But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit and go hold sway over the trees?’

Berean Study Bible
But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I stop giving my sweetness and my good fruit, to hold sway over the trees?’

New American Standard Bible
"But the fig tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?'

King James Bible
But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Christian Standard Bible
But the fig tree said to them, "Should I stop giving my sweetness and my good fruit, and rule over trees?"

Contemporary English Version
But the fig tree replied, "I won't stop growing my delicious fruit, just so my branches can wave above the other trees."

Good News Translation
But the fig tree answered, 'In order to govern you, I would have to stop producing my good sweet fruit.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the fig tree said to them," Should I stop giving my sweetness and my good fruit, and rule over trees?"

International Standard Version
But the fig tree asked them, 'Should I leave my sweet, good fruit and go take dominion over trees?'

NET Bible
But the fig tree said to them, 'I am not going to stop producing my sweet figs, my excellent fruit, just to sway above the other trees!'

New Heart English Bible
"But the fig tree said to them, 'Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the fig tree responded, 'Should I stop producing my good, sweet fruit in order to rule the trees?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the fig-tree said unto them: Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruitage, and go to hold sway over the trees?

New American Standard 1977
“But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness and my good fruit to go and sway over the trees?

King James 2000 Bible
But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

American King James Version
But the fig tree said to them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

American Standard Version
But the fig-tree said unto them, Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the fig-tree said to them, Shall I leave my sweetness an my good fruits, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it answered them: Can I leave my sweetness, and my delicious fruits, and go to be promoted among the other trees?

Darby Bible Translation
But the fig-tree said to them, Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?

English Revised Version
But the fig tree said unto them, Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?

Webster's Bible Translation
But the fig-tree said to them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

World English Bible
"But the fig tree said to them, 'Should I leave my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'

Young's Literal Translation
And the fig saith to them, Have I ceased from my sweetness, and my good increase, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
Study Bible
Jotham's Parable
10Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and reign over us.’ 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.’…
Cross References
Judges 9:10
Then the trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and reign over us.'

Judges 9:12
Then the trees said to the grapevine, 'Come and reign over us.'

Treasury of Scripture

But the fig tree said to them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Luke 13:6,7
He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none…







Lexicon
But the fig tree
הַתְּאֵנָ֔ה (hat·tə·’ê·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

replied,
וַתֹּ֤אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘Should I stop giving
הֶחֳדַ֙לְתִּי֙ (he·ḥo·ḏal·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

my sweetness
מָתְקִ֔י (mā·ṯə·qî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4987: Sweetness

and my good
הַטּוֹבָ֑ה (haṭ·ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

fruit,
תְּנוּבָתִ֖י (tə·nū·ḇā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8570: Fruit, produce

to hold
וְהָ֣לַכְתִּ֔י (wə·hā·laḵ·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

sway
לָנ֖וּעַ (lā·nū·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5128: To quiver, wave, waver, tremble, totter

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the trees?’
הָעֵצִֽים׃ (hā·‘ê·ṣîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood
9:7-21 There was no occasion for the trees to choose a king, they are all the trees of the Lord which he has planted. Nor was there any occasion for Israel to set a king over them, for the Lord was their King. Those who bear fruit for the public good, are justly respected and honoured by all that are wise, more than those who merely make a figure. All these fruit-trees gave much the same reason for their refusal to be promoted over the trees; or, as the margin reads it, to go up and down for the trees. To rule, involves a man in a great deal both of toil and care. Those who are preferred to public trust and power, must forego all private interests and advantages, for the good of others. And those advanced to honour and dignity, are in great danger of losing their fruitfulness. For which reason, they that desire to do good, are afraid of being too great. Jotham compares Abimelech to the bramble or thistle, a worthless plant, whose end is to be burned. Such a one was Abimelech.
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