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Judges 9:11

11 “But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?’

Read Judges 9:11 Using Other Translations

But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
But the fig tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit and go hold sway over the trees?'
But the fig tree also refused, saying, ‘Should I quit producing my sweet fruit just to wave back and forth over the trees?’

What does Judges 9:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 9:11

And the fig tree said unto them
Rejecting the offer made:

should I forsake my sweetness and my good fruit;
for such the fruit of the fig tree is, sweet and good: so Julian F4 the emperor shows from various authors, Aristophanes, Herodotus, and Homer, that nothing is sweeter than figs, excepting honey, and that no kind of fruit is better, and, where they are, no good is wanting:

and go to be promoted over the trees?
the same is designed by this as the former.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Opera, par. 2. ep. 24. Sarapioni, p. 142.
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