Judges 9:9

Overview - Judges 9
Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king.
Jotham by a parable rebukes them, and foretells their ruin.
22 Gaal conspires with the Shechemites against him.
30 Zebul reveals it.
34 Abimelech overcomes them, and sows the city with salt.
46 He burns the hold of the god Berith.
50 At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone.
56 Jotham's curse if fulfilled.
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Judges 9:9  (King James Version)
But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Exodus 29:2 Exodus 29:7 ; 35:14 Leviticus 2:1 ; 1 Kings 19:15 1 Kings 19:16 ; Psalms 89:20 ; 104:15 Acts 4:27
Acts 10:38 ; 1 John 2:20

{Elohim,} rather gods; the parable being adapted to the idolatrous Shechemites.

to be promoted over the trees
Hebrew up and down for other
Job 1:7 ; 2:2
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