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14 “Then all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and be king over us.’

15 “But the thornbush said to the trees, ‘If you really want to appoint me king over you, come and find shelter in my shade! But if not, let fire come out of the thornbush and burn up the cedars of Lebanon!’

16 “Now, were you completely honest and sincere when you made Abimelech king? Have you been fair to Gideon[a] and his family? Have you treated Gideon as you should?

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Footnotes

  1. 9:16 Gideon Also called Jerub-Baal.

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