Parallel Verses

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!'

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.”

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 When Jotham was informed about this, he went out, took his stand on top of Mount Gerizim, and cried out loudly, "Listen to me, you "lords" of Shechem, and God will listen to you. 8 "Once upon a time the trees went out to consecrate a king for themselves. "So they told the olive tree, "Reign over us!' 9 But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'



Cross References

Judges 8:22-23

Then the men of Israel asked Gideon, "Rule over us you, your son, and your grandsons because you have delivered us from Midian's domination."

2 Kings 14:9

But King Jehoash of Israel sent this message to King Amaziah of Judah: "The thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to the cedar of Lebanon: "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But just then a wild beast from Lebanon wandered by and trampled down the thorn bush.

Ezekiel 17:3-10

Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "A massive eagle with gigantic wings, long pinions, and full, multi-colored plumage came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Daniel 4:10-18

This is what I saw in the visions of my head while I was in bed: I was looking and listen carefully! I saw a tree in the middle of the earth, the height of which was very great.

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