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Luke 13:1-9 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Some who were present on that occasion told Jesus about the Galileans whom Pilate had killed while they were offering sacrifices. 1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 He replied, "Do you think the suffering of these Galileans proves that they were more sinful than all the other Galileans? 2 Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?
3 No, I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did. 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
4 What about those twelve people who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them? Do you think that they were more guilty of wrongdoing than everyone else who lives in Jerusalem? 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them--do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?
5 No, I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did." 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
6 Jesus told this parable: "A man owned a fig tree planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none. 6 Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any.
7 He said to his gardener, ‘Look, I've come looking for fruit on this fig tree for the past three years, and I've never found any. Cut it down! Why should it continue depleting the soil's nutrients?' 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'
8 The gardener responded, ‘Lord, give it one more year, and I will dig around it and give it fertilizer. 8 " 'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it.
9 Maybe it will produce fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.'" 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.' "