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Judges 9:8-15
8
The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, `Reign over us.'
9
But the olive tree said to them, `Shall I leave my fatness, by which gods and men are honored, and go to sway over the trees?'
10
And the trees said to the fig tree, `Come you, and reign over us.'
11
But the fig tree said to them, `Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to sway over the trees?'
12
And the trees said to the vine, `Come you, and reign over us.'
13
But the vine said to them, `Shall I leave my wine which cheers gods and men, and go to sway over the trees?'
14
Then all the trees said to the bramble, `Come you, and reign over us.'
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.'
1 Kings 4:33
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall; he spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.
a wild beast
Psalm 80:13
Why then hast thou broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?