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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.

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

Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign 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.'

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 Jotham, on hearing of it, went to the top of Mount Gerizim, and crying out with a loud voice said to them, Give ear to me, you townsmen of Shechem, so that God may give ear to you. 8 One day the trees went out to make a king for themselves; and they said to the olive-tree, Be king over us. 9 But the olive-tree said to them, Am I to give up my wealth of oil, by which men give honour to God, and go waving over the trees?



Cross References

Judges 8:22-23

Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, Be our ruler, you and your son and your son's son after him; for you have been our saviour from the hands of Midian.

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash, king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, saying, The thorn-tree in Lebanon sent to the cedar in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son for a wife: and a beast from the woodland in Lebanon went by, crushing the thorn under his feet.

Ezekiel 17:3-10

And say, This is what the Lord has said: A great eagle with great wings, full of long feathers of different colours, came to Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

Daniel 4:10-18

On my bed I saw a vision: there was a tree in the middle of the earth, and it was very high.

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