14 Finally all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come, reign over us!’ 15 The bramble said to the trees, ‘If in [a]truth you are anointing me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out from the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon.’

16 “Now therefore, if you have dealt in [b]truth and integrity in making Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with (A)Jerubbaal and his house, and [c]have dealt with him [d]as he deserved—

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 9:15 Or sincerity
  2. Judges 9:16 Or sincerity
  3. Judges 9:16 Lit if you have
  4. Judges 9:16 Lit according to the dealing of his hands

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