Matthew 24:32
New International Version
“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

New Living Translation
“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near.

English Standard Version
“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

Berean Study Bible
Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branches become tender and sprout leaves, you know that summer is near.

Berean Literal Bible
Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branch already may have become tender and it puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near.

King James Bible
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

New King James Version
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

New American Standard Bible
“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near;

NASB 1995
“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;

NASB 1977
“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;

Amplified Bible
“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its young shoots become tender and it puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near;

Christian Standard Bible
“Learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.

American Standard Version
Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But learn a parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branches bow low and its leaves bud forth, you know that summer has arrived.

Contemporary English Version
Learn a lesson from a fig tree. When its branches sprout and start putting out leaves, you know summer is near.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And from the fig tree learn a parable: When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh.

English Revised Version
Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;

Good News Translation
"Let the fig tree teach you a lesson. When its branches become green and tender and it starts putting out leaves, you know that summer is near.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Learn from the story of the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and it sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.

International Standard Version
"Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches become tender and it produces leaves, you know that summer is near.

Literal Standard Version
And from the fig tree learn the allegory: when its branch may have already become tender, and it may put forth the leaves, you know that summer [is] near,

NET Bible
"Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

New Heart English Bible
"Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near.

Weymouth New Testament
"Now learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branches have now become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you all know that summer is near.

World English Bible
"Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near.

Young's Literal Translation
And from the fig-tree learn ye the simile: When already its branch may have become tender, and the leaves it may put forth, ye know that summer is nigh,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Lesson of the Fig Tree
31And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 32Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branches become tender and sprout leaves, you know that summer is near. 33So also, when you see all these things, you will know that He is near, right at the door.…

Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:13
The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come away, my darling; come away with me, my beautiful one."

Matthew 24:31
And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Matthew 24:33
So also, when you see all these things, you will know that He is near, right at the door.

Mark 13:28
Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branches become tender and sprout leaves, you know that summer is near.


Treasury of Scripture

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:

Mark 13:28,29
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: …

Luke 21:29,30
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; …









(32) Now learn a parable of the fig tree.--As in so many other instances (comp. Notes on John 8:12; John 10:1), we may think of the words as illustrated by a living example. Both time and place make this probable. It was on the Mount of Olives, where then, as now, fig trees were found as well as olives (Matthew 21:19), and the season was that of early spring, when "the flowers appear on the earth" and the "fig tree putteth forth her green figs" (Song Song of Solomon 2:11-13). And what our Lord teaches is that as surely as the fresh green foliage of the fig tree is a sign of summer, so shall the signs of which He speaks portend the coming of the Son of Man.

Verse 32. - Learn a parable (τὴν παραβαλήν) of (ἀπὸ) the fig tree; bettor, from the fig tree learns its parable. Learn ye the lesson which this tree can teach you; though, indeed, it might teach other lessons than the one which Christ would enforce. When his (its), branch is yet tender (ἤδη ... γένηται ἁπαλὸς, is now become tender). This refers to the new shoots of unripened wood. Putteth forth leaves (τὲ φύλλα, its leaves). Copyists and editors vary between ἐκφυῇ, subj. aor. passive, and ἐκφύῃ, active. The Vulgate has the passive, et folia nata. Summer is nigh. The fruit of the fig tree appears before the leaves, as we learned in the story of the withered fig tree (Matthew 21:19), which the Lord may have had in mind when he gave this illustration. Did he intend to symbolize the revival of the life of the withered Jewish race in the time of the end?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

learn
μάθετε (mathete)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 3129: Prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, matheo, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn.

this
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lesson
παραβολήν (parabolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3850: From paraballo; a similitude, i.e. fictitious narrative, apothegm or adage.

from
Ἀπὸ (Apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fig tree:
συκῆς (sykēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4808: A fig-tree. From sukon; a fig-tree.

As soon as
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

its
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

branches
κλάδος (klados)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2798: A young tender shoot, then: a branch; met: of descendants. From klao; a twig or bough.

become
γένηται (genētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

tender
ἁπαλὸς (hapalos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 527: Soft, tender, as a shoot of a tree. Of uncertain derivation; soft.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

sprout
ἐκφύῃ (ekphyē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1631: To put forth, cause to sprout. From ek and phuo; to sprout up.

leaves,
φύλλα (phylla)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5444: A leaf. From the same as phule; a sprout, i.e. Leaf.

you know
γινώσκετε (ginōskete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

summer
θέρος (theros)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2330: Summer. From a primary thero; properly, heat, i.e. Summer.

[is] near.
ἐγγὺς (engys)
Adverb
Strong's 1451: Near. From a primary verb agcho; near.


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