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14 Then all the trees said to the thornbush,
    ‘You come and be our king!’
15 But the thornbush responded to the trees,
    ‘If you really want to anoint me to be your king,
        then come and take shelter in my shade.
    But if not, fire will come out of the thornbush
        and burn up the cedars of Lebanon.’

16 “If you acted with sincerity and integrity when you made Abimelech king, be happy. If you treated Jerubbaal and his family well, if you treated him as he deserved, be happy.

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