Judges 9:14
New International Version
“Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and be our king.’

New Living Translation
“Then all the trees finally turned to the thornbush and said, ‘Come, you be our king!’

English Standard Version
Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.’

Berean Study Bible
Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and reign over us.’

King James Bible
Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

New King James Version
“Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us!’

New American Standard Bible
Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You, come, reign over us!’

NASB 1995
“Finally all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come, reign over us!’

NASB 1977
“Finally all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come, reign over us!’

Amplified Bible
Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.’

Christian Standard Bible
Finally, all the trees said to the bramble, “Come and reign over us.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Finally, all the trees said to the bramble,” Come and reign over us.”

American Standard Version
Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the trees said to a bramble: “You reign over us!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then all the trees said to the bramble, Come thou and reign over us.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, they went to the thornbush and asked, "Will you be our king?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the trees said to the bramble: Come thou and reign over us.

English Revised Version
Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

Good News Translation
So then all the trees said to the thorn bush, 'You come and be our king.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then all the trees said to the thornbush, 'You come and be our king!'

International Standard Version
"So all the trees told the bramble bush, 'Hey you! Come and reign over us!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said all the trees unto the bramble: Come thou, and reign over us.

Literal Standard Version
And all the trees say to the bramble, Come, reign over us.

NET Bible
"So all the trees said to the thornbush, 'You come and be our king!'

New Heart English Bible
"Then all the trees said to the bramble, 'Come, 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jotham's Parable
13But the grapevine replied, ‘Should I stop giving my wine that cheers both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?’ 14Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and reign over us.’ 15But the thornbush replied, ‘If you really are anointing me as king over you, come and find refuge in my shade. But if not, may fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon.’…

Cross References
Judges 9:13
But the grapevine replied, 'Should I stop giving my wine that cheers both God and man, to hold sway over the trees?'

Judges 9:15
But the thornbush replied, 'If you really are anointing me as king over you, come and find refuge in my shade. But if not, may fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon.'


Treasury of Scripture

Then said all the trees to the bramble, Come you, and reign over us.

bramble.

2 Kings 14:9
And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.









(14) Unto the bramble.--Despairing of their best, they avail themselves of the unscrupulous ambition of their worst. The bramble--atad--is rather the rhamnus, or buckthorn, which Dioscorides calls the Cartha ginian atadin. There seems to be an echo of this fable in 'sop's fable of the fox and the thorn, where the fox is dreadfully rent by taking hold of the thorn to save himself from a fall, and the thorn asks him what else he could expect.

Reign over us.--They seem to address the thorn in a less ceremonious imperative--not m?lekah, as to the olive, or m?leki, as to the fig-tree and vine, but a mere blunt mel?k!

Verse 14. - The bramble. A prickly shrub; in Greek ῤαμνος, Rhamnus, "the southern buckthorn" (Gesenins). The same plant as is mentioned in Psalm 58:9 (thorns, A.V.) as used to make fires with (see note to ver. 7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Finally all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the thornbush,
הָאָטָ֑ד (hā·’ā·ṭāḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 329: A bramble, buckthorn, also a city in Canaan

‘Come
לֵ֥ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and reign
מְלָךְ־ (mə·lāḵ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

over us.’
עָלֵֽינוּ׃ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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