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?’

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?

New King James Version
But the fig tree said to them, ‘Should I cease my sweetness and my good fruit, And go to sway over trees?’

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

NASB 1995
“But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?’

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

Amplified Bible
But the fig tree said to them, ‘Should I give up my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave 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? ”

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?”

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?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The fig tree said to them: ‘I will not leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and shall I go to be an abomination for 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?

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."

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?

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?

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And the fig says to them, Have I ceased from my sweetness, and my good increase, that I have gone to stagger over the 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?'

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the trees?’
הָעֵצִֽים׃ (hā·‘ê·ṣîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood


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