Judges 9, 6 – 15

01 listopad 2020
„Then all the lords of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together and made Abimelech king by the terebinth at the memorial pillar in Shechem. 7When this was reported to Jotham, he went and stood at the top of Mount Gerizim and cried out in a loud voice: Hear me, lords of Shechem, and may God hear you! 8One day the trees went out to anoint a king over themselves. So they said to the olive tree, Reign over us. 9But the olive tree answered them, Must I give up my rich oil, whereby gods and human beings are honored, and go off to hold sway over the trees? 10Then the trees said to the fig tree, Come; you reign over us! 11But the fig tree answered them, Must I give up my sweetness and my sweet fruit, and go off to hold sway over the trees? 12Then the trees said to the vine, Come you, reign over us. 13But the vine answered them, Must I give up my wine that cheers gods* and human beings, and go off to hold sway over the trees? 14Then all the trees said to the buckthorn, Come; you reign over us! 15The buckthorn answered the trees, If you are anointing me in good faith, to make me king over you, come, and take refuge in my shadow. But if not, let fire come from the buckthorn and devour the cedars of Lebanon”.

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