Luke 13:8

And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he answering, said vnto him, Lord, let it alone this yeere also, till I shall digge about it, and doung it:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Lord, let it be for this year, and I will have the earth turned up round it, and put animal waste on it, to make it fertile:
- Basic English Bible

But he answering says to him, Sir, let it alone for this year also, until I shall dig about it and put dung,
- Darby Bible

And he answering, said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
- Webster's Bible

But the gardener pleaded, `Leave it, Sir, this year also, till I have dug round it and manured it.
- Weymouth Bible

He answered, 'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.
- World English Bible

And he answerynge seide to hym, Lord, suffre it also this yeer, the while Y delue aboute it, and Y schal donge it;
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he answering saith to him, Sir, suffer it also this year, till that I may dig about it, and cast in dung;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 13:8


Lu 13:8 Let it alone this year also. The last year of opportunity was then being given. After that year and the final rejection of Christ the doom of the nation was sealed.

Discussion for Luke 13

  • Anna
    Irene: No contradiction. Reading the bible will not save us. We can read it with a prayer that God will feed us with what we need. There are people who repent just before death who have never read the bible. (the thief on the cross) Someone with the holy spirit can preach to them. First the law and then to a broken and contrite heart- the forgiveness of sins.
  • Irene123
    Anna - first you agreed with Steph, then you disagreed with him; you've got me confused. Do we need to read the Bible or not?
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, please read Luke 13:27-30 and Matthew 20:16 "Many will be called, few will be chosen"
    Don't let this be you. Furthermore, in your attempt to sway me from the truth you may just be causing a weaker one to fall. I believe God said "Woe to you" in this case. You have not made an impression on me. I will leave you to your unbelief and hope the Lord will deliver you from your deception.
  • Anna
    Steph: That's right. Nobody needs to be a bible scholar to be saved. We can be simple sheep. First we need to hear the two edged sword, word of God, preaching of sins and need for repentance. It must burn our conscience that only hell is before us. Find His own flock for release. We need to have the right self knowledge and put away the daily sins that burden us and make our walk difficult.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 13:4 OR THOSE EIGHTEEN UPON WHOM THE TOWER IN SILOAM FELL AND SLEW THEM THINK YOU THAT THEY WERE SINNERS ABOVE ALL MEN THAT DWELT IN JERUSALEM 13:5 I TELL YOU NO BUT EXCEPT YOU REPENT YOU SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH
  • Stephende
    Chap.13 tells us that what you assume is not necessarily so. We shall all perish if we don't repent, which is to say that we depend no longer on our assumptions but on the Word of God. It is the most difficult thing, the strait gate and is not for everyone but this is the calling! This is why Jesus came, not to the religious but to the people. He came to criticise, not to cajole. So be it

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