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 Version

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 Bible

The trees set out to anoint a king over themselves. They said to the olive tree, "Reign over us."

International Standard Version

"Once upon a time the trees went out to consecrate a king for themselves. "So they told the olive tree, "Reign over us!'

A Conservative Version

The trees went forth a time to anoint a king over them. And they said to the olive tree, Reign thou over us.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

One time the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, Reign over us.

Bible in Basic English

One day the trees went out to make a king for themselves; and they said to the olive-tree, Be king over us.

Darby Translation

The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us.'

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.

Julia Smith Translation

The trees going forth went to anoint over them a king; and they will say to the olive, Reign thou over us.

King James 2000

The trees went forth once to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign you over us.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"The trees went certainly, to anoint a king over themselves. And they said to the olive tree, 'Rule over us.'

Modern King James verseion

The trees went forth to anoint a king over them. And they said to the olive tree, Reign over us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The trees went to anoint a king over them, and said unto the olive tree, 'Reign over us.'

NET Bible

"The trees were determined to go out and choose a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king!'

New Heart English Bible

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign you over us.'

The Emphasized Bible

The trees, went their way, to anoint over them, a king, - and they said unto the olive tree - Reign thou over us.

Webster

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

World English Bible

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us.'

Youngs Literal Translation

'The trees have diligently gone to anoint over them a king, and they say to the olive, Reign thou over us.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

on a time to anoint
משׁח 
Mashach 
Usage: 72

a king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

זית 
Zayith 
Usage: 38

מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

Context Readings

Abimelech Attempts To Become King

7 Now when they told Jotham, he went and stood on the top of Mount Gerizim, and lifted his voice and called out. Thus he said to them, "Listen to me, O men of Shechem, that God may listen to you. 8 "Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us!' 9 "But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?'



Cross References

Judges 8:22-23

Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son's son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian."

2 Kings 14:9

Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thorn bush.

Ezekiel 17:3-10

saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Daniel 4:10-18

'Now these were the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed: I was looking, and behold, there was a tree in the midst of the earth and its height was great.

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