There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood 1Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And he answered them, 2"Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way?3No, I tell you; but unless you 3repent, you will all likewise perish.4Or those eighteen on whom the tower in 4Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem?5No, I tell you; but unless you 5repent, you will all likewise perish."
And he told this parable: "A man had 6a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.7And he said to the vinedresser, 'Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. 7Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?'