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Judges 9:15

15 “The thornbush said to the trees, ‘If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade;w but if not, then let fire come outx of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!’y

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Judges 9:15 — English Standard Version (ESV)

15 And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade, but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’

Judges 9:15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

Judges 9:15 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 And the thornbush replied to the trees,

‘If you truly want to make me your king,

come and take shelter in my shade.

If not, let fire come out from me

and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’ ”

Judges 9:15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 And the bramble said to the trees,

‘If in truth you anoint me as king over you,

Then come and take shelter in my shade;

But if not, let fire come out of the bramble

And devour the cedars of Lebanon!’

Judges 9:15 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 “But the thornbush said to the trees, ‘If you really want to appoint me king over you, come and find shelter in my shade! But if not, let fire come out of the thornbush and burn up the cedars of Lebanon!’

Judges 9:15 — American Standard Version (ASV)

15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade; and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

Judges 9:15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 And the thorn-bush said to the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, come, put confidence in my shadow; but if not, fire shall come out of the thorn-bush and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

Judges 9:15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 But the thornbush responded to the trees, 

‘If you really want to anoint me to be your king, 

then come and take shelter in my shade. 

But if not, fire will come out of the thornbush 

and burn up the cedars of Lebanon.’ 

Judges 9:15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 The bramble said to the trees,

“If you really are anointing me

as king over you,

come and find refuge in my shade.

But if not,

may fire come out from the bramble

and consume the cedars of Lebanon.”

Judges 9:15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 And the bramble said to the trees,

‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you,

then come and take refuge in my shade;

but if not, let fire come out of the bramble

and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’

Judges 9:15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 And the thornbush said to the trees,

‘If in good faith you are anointing

me as king over you,

then come and take refuge in my shade;

if not, may fire go out from the thornbush

and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’

Judges 9:15 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

15 “The bush spoke to the trees. It said, ‘Do you really want to anoint me as king over you? If you do, come and rest in my shade. But if you don’t, I will destroy you! Fire will come out of me and burn up the cedar trees of Lebanon!’

Judges 9:15 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 “The bramble said to the trees, ‘If in truth you are anointing me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out from the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon.’


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