Judges 9:13

13 “But the vine answered, ‘Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?’

Read Judges 9:13 Using Other Translations

And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?'
But the grapevine also refused, saying, ‘Should I quit producing the wine that cheers both God and people, just to wave back and forth over the trees?’

What does Judges 9:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 9:13

And the vine said unto them
By way of denial and refusal, as the other two:

shall I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man;
which being used in the drink offerings was acceptable to God, and of a sweet savour to him, ( Numbers 15:7 ) and being drank by than, revives, refreshes, and makes glad, when before sorrowful, drooping, faint, and weary, ( Psalms 104:15 ) though some by Elohim, rendered God, understand great personages, as men of quality, magistrates and by man the common people, and so in ( Judges 9:9 )

and go to be promoted over the trees?
all speak the same language, being of the same sentiment.

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