Judges 9:13
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New International Version
"But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?'


New American Standard Bible
"But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?'


King James Bible
And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the grapevine said to them," Should I stop giving my wine that cheers both God and man, and rule over trees?"


International Standard Version
But the grape vine asked them, 'Should I leave my new wine, which cheers God and man, and go take dominion over trees?'


American Standard Version
And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my new wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to wave to and fro over the trees?


Douay-Rheims Bible
And it answered them: Can I forsake my wine, that cheereth God and men, and be promoted among the other trees?


Darby Bible Translation
But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my wine which cheers gods and men, and go to sway over the trees?'


Young's Literal Translation
And the vine saith to them, Have I ceased from my new wine, which is rejoicing gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
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Context
Jotham's Parable

7And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said to them, Listen to me, you men of Shechem, that God may listen to you. 8The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, Reign you over us. 9But the olive tree said to them, Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? 10And the trees said to the fig tree, Come you, and reign over us. 11But the fig tree said to them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees? 12Then said the trees to the vine, Come you, and reign over us. 13And the vine said to them, Should I leave my wine, which cheers God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? 14Then said all the trees to the bramble, Come you, and reign over us. 15And the bramble said to the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon. 16Now therefore, if you have done truly and sincerely, in that you have made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done to him according to the deserving of his hands; 17(For my father fought for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian: 18And you are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, three score and ten persons, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother;) 19If you then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice you in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you: 20But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech. 21And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelled there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.
Cross References
Judges 9:12
Then said the trees to the vine, Come you, and reign over us.


Judges 9:14
Then said all the trees to the bramble, Come you, and reign over us.


Psalm 104:15
And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.


Ecclesiastes 2:3
I sought in my heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting my heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.


Ecclesiastes 10:19
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.


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