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Judges 9:7-15

NIV 7 When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, "Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. NIV 7 When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, "Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. NIV 8 One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king.' NIV 8 One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king.' NIV 9 "But the olive tree answered, 'Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and men are honored, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 9 "But the olive tree answered, 'Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and men are honored, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 10 "Next, the trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 10 "Next, the trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 11 "But the fig tree replied, 'Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 11 "But the fig tree replied, 'Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 12 "Then the trees said to the vine, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 12 "Then the trees said to the vine, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 13 "But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 13 "But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men, to hold sway over the trees?' NIV 14 "Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 14 "Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, 'Come and be our king.' NIV 15 "The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!' NIV 15 "The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!'