Just at that time people came to tell Him about the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
"Do you suppose," He asked in reply, "that those Galilaeans were worse sinners than the mass of the Galilaeans, because this happened to them?
I tell you, certainly not. On the contrary, if you are not penitent you will all perish as they did.
Or those eighteen on whom the tower at Siloam fell, do you suppose they had failed in their duty more than all the rest of the people who live in Jerusalem?
I tell you, certainly not. On the contrary, if you do not repent you will all perish just as they did."
And He gave them the following parable. "A man," He said, "who had a fig-tree growing in his garden came to look for fruit on it and could find none.