Now there were some present at the same time, who told Jesus about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices. And answering, He said to them, "Do ye think that these Galileans were sinners more than all the other Galileans, because they have suffered these things? I tell you, nay, but unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them; think ye that they were offenders more than all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, nay; but unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
Then He spake this parable: "A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none. Then he said to the vinedresser, 'Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree and find none: cut it down; why should it make the ground also fruitless?' But he, answering, saith to him, 'Lord, let it alone this year also, until I shall dig around it and cast in manure; and if, indeed, it bear fruit in the future, well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down."