14 Then said all the trees unto the [a]bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If ye will indeed anoint me king over you, come, and put your trust under my shadow: and if not, the [b]fire shall come out of the bramble, and consume the Cedars of Lebanon.

16 Now therefore, if ye do truly and incorruptly to make Abimelech King, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and with his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands,

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 9:14 Or, thistle, or brier.
  2. Judges 9:15 Abimelech shall destroy the nobles of Shechem.

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