Life of Jesus
Parable of the Fig Tree
6 He also spoke this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his
vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
7 "Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have
come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up
8 "But he answered and said to him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I
dig around it and fertilize it.
9 'And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.' "