Luke 13:6
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New International Version
Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus told this story: "A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed.

English Standard Version
And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus told this parable: "A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any.

Berean Literal Bible
And He was speaking this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it, and not did find any.

New American Standard Bible
And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.

King James Bible
He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He told this parable: "A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus told them this parable: "A man had a fig tree that had been planted in his vineyard. He went to look for fruit on it but didn't find any.

NET Bible
Then Jesus told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and found none.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard and he came seeking fruit on it and he found none.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus used this illustration: "A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard. He went to look for fruit on the tree but didn't find any.

New American Standard 1977
And He began telling this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, and did not find any.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And He spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit upon it and found none.

King James 2000 Bible
He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

American King James Version
He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke this parable: A certain [man] had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit upon it and did not find [any].

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and found none.

Weymouth New Testament
And He gave them the following parable. "A man," He said, "who had a fig-tree growing in his garden came to look for fruit on it and could find none.

World English Bible
He spoke this parable. "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

Young's Literal Translation
And he spake this simile: 'A certain one had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it, and he did not find;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
5No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” 6Then Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7So he said to the keeper of the vineyard, ‘Look, for the past three years I have come to search for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Therefore cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’…
Word Study

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He was speaking
Elegen (V-IIA-3S)
Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

This; he, she, it.

From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.

“A certain [man]
tis (IPro-NMS)
Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a fig tree
Sykēn (N-AFS)
A fig-tree. From sukon; a fig-tree.

To plant, set. From a derivative of phuo; to set out in the earth, i.e. Implant; figuratively, to instil doctrine.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

A vineyard. From ampelos; a vineyard.

And, even, also, namely.

To come, go.

To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

And, even, also, namely.

No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

did find [any].
heuren (V-AIA-3S)
A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:6-9 This parable of the barren fig-tree is intended to enforce the warning given just before: the barren tree, except it brings forth fruit, will be cut down. This parable in the first place refers to the nation and people of the Jews. Yet it is, without doubt, for awakening all that enjoy the means of grace, and the privileges of the visible church. When God has borne long, we may hope that he will bear with us yet a little longer, but we cannot expect that he will bear always.
Cross References
Isaiah 5:2
He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only worthless ones.

Jeremiah 8:13
"I will surely snatch them away," declares the LORD; "There will be no grapes on the vine And no figs on the fig tree, And the leaf will wither; And what I have given them will pass away."'"

Matthew 21:19
Seeing a fig tree along the road, He went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. "May you never bear fruit again!" He said. And immediately the tree withered.

Luke 3:9
The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."

Luke 13:5
No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
Treasury of Scripture

He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

fig-tree.

Psalm 80:8-13 You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, …

Isaiah 5:1-4 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching …

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then …

Matthew 21:19,20 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing …

Mark 11:12-14 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry…

and he came.

Luke 20:10-14 And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should …

Matthew 21:34-40 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to …

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

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