Now learn a parable of the fig tree
Take a similitude, or comparison from the fig tree, which was a tree well known in Judea; and the putting forth of its branches, leaves, and fruit, fell under the observation of everyone: when its branch is yet tender;
through the influence of the sun, and the motion of the sap, which was bound up, and congealed in the winter season: and putteth forth leaves;
from the tender branches, which swell, and open, and put forth buds, leaves, and fruit: ye know the summer is nigh;
spring being already come: the fig tree putting forth her green figs, is a sign that the winter is past, the spring is come, and summer is at hand; see ( Song of Solomon 2:11 Song of Solomon 2:13 ) .