Luke 13:6-9 LEB

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

6 And he told this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find [any].a

References for Luke 13:6

    • ȝ 13:6 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
      7 So he said to the gardener, 'Behold, {for three years}b I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and did not find [any].c Cut it down!d Why should it even exhaust the soil?'

      References for Luke 13:7

        • Ȟ 13:7 - Literally "three years from which"
        • ȟ 13:7 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
        • Ƞ 13:7 - Some manuscripts have "Therefore cut it down!"
          8 But he answered [and]e said to him, 'Sir, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put manure on [it].f

          References for Luke 13:8

            • ȡ 13:8 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
            • Ȣ 13:8 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
              9 And if indeed it produces fruit in the coming [year], [so much the better],g but if not, you can cut it down.'"

              References for Luke 13:9

                • ȣ 13:9 - *The phrase "[so much the better]" is not in the Greek text but is implied