And he told this parable: "A man had 2a 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. 3Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?'8And he answered him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure.9Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"
Now 4he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
And there was a woman who had had 5a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your disability."13
And he 6laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she 7glorified God.
But 8the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus 9had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, 10"There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day."
Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! 11Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it?