Luke 13:8
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New International Version
"'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it.

New Living Translation
"The gardener answered, 'Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I'll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer.

English Standard Version
And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure.

Berean Study Bible
Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone again this year, until I dig around it and fertilize it.

Berean Literal Bible
And answering, he says to him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I shall dig around it, and put in manure,

New American Standard Bible
"And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;

King James Bible
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But he replied to him, Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.

International Standard Version
But the gardener replied, 'Sir, leave it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and fertilize it.

NET Bible
But the worker answered him, 'Sir, leave it alone this year too, until I dig around it and put fertilizer on it.

New Heart English Bible
He answered, 'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The cultivator said to him, 'My Lord, leave it also this year, while I shall cultivate it and I shall manure it',

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The gardener replied, 'Sir, let it stand for one more year. I'll dig around it and fertilize it.

New American Standard 1977
“And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he, answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also until I shall dig about it and dung it,

King James 2000 Bible
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and fertilize it:

American King James Version
And he answering said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he answering, said to him: Lord, let it alone this year also, until I dig about it, and dung it.

Darby Bible Translation
But he answering says to him, Sir, let it alone for this year also, until I shall dig about it and put dung,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he answering, said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

Weymouth New Testament
"But the gardener pleaded, "'Leave it, Sir, this year also, till I have dug round it and manured it.

World English Bible
He answered, 'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he answering saith to him, Sir, suffer it also this year, till that I may dig about it, and cast in dung;
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.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
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?’ 8‘Sir, the man replied, ‘leave it alone again this year, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9If it bears fruit next year, fine. But if not, you can cut it down.’”…
Cross References
Luke 13:7
So 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?'

Luke 13:9
If it bears fruit next year, fine. But if not, you can cut it down.'"

Luke 14:35
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile, and it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Treasury of Scripture

And he answering said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

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