The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 13:6–9

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He also spoke this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and found none.

And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.

And he also told this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree, which was planted in his vineyard. And he came seeking fruit on it, but found none.

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Then he said to the vinedresser, 'Look, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and I haven't found [any]. Cut it down; why does it even waste the ground?'

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But he answered and said to him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.

And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it

The laborer said to him, My lord, let it remain this year also, until I work it and fertilize it.

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And if it produces fruit, [fine]. But if not, in the coming [year,] you can cut it down.' "

and if it bear fruit thenceforth, [well]; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

It might bear fruit; and if not, then you can cut it down.