The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.
JDG 9:8 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and
they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
JDG 9:9 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
JDG 9:10 And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over
JDG 9:11 But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my
sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
JDG 9:12 Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over
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