Bible: Luke 13:6-9

Warning to Israel to Bear Fruit

13:6 Then 1  Jesus 2  told this parable: “A man had a fig tree 3  planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. 13:7 So 4  he said to the worker who tended the vineyard, ‘For 5  three years 6  now, I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and each time I inspect it 7  I find none. Cut 8  it down! Why 9  should it continue to deplete 10  the soil?’ 13:8 But the worker 11  answered him, ‘Sir, leave it alone this year too, until I dig around it and put fertilizer 12  on it. 13:9 Then if 13  it bears fruit next year, 14  very well, 15  but if 16  not, you can cut it down.’

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