Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2
And Jesus said to them, Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater
sinners than all other
Galileans because they suffered this fate? 3
I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4
Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse
culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 5
I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
6 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. 7 And he said to the vineyard-keeper, Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground? 8 And he answered and said to him, Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.