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

  • A disciple
    "Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbers it the ground?" We were not born into this world for ourselves to idly "cumber the ground" that we occupy. We are made by God and for God and God has provided all things for us to live and be saved. If we don't produce good fruit we are worthless!
  • The Knight
    Oh ye of little faith, who trust in riches as a reward! Little do you know the apocalypse is at your door and the fox is in the henhouse. You have let him in for your perversions and greed. The evil one cut thru your armor which you trusted in and tear you to pieces. Oh that you were even somewhat conscious of what is to come. Your so called armor won't even save. It will make it easier for.
  • A disciple
    Cross Faith (cont.); Yes! Putting on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD means, THE ENTIRE WORD OF GOD! Many fantasize and pretend they have a walk with Jesus because they go to a certain church and parrot their favorite preachers' lingo; thinking that they are serving God, while their responses indicate that the Holy Spirit and sound understanding of the Scriptures is completely foreign to them and a threat.
  • A disciple
    Cross Faith; I'm sorry, I don't understand your comment; are you agreeing with what I wrote, and seek a friendly conversation, or are you assuming something else? If you like to talk about the things of the Lord, that's wonderful; and I hope we can edify each other. But if you're just another one with a churchy-spirit who is full of "another gospel" than the Word of God... How can I help you?
  • Cross Faith
    Hey disciple. I've been reading several of your comments throughout the gospels. Put on the full armor of God everyday is a great thing to do.
  • A disciple
    "Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbers it the ground?" I put these posts in, seeking discussion about the things of the Lord, and when I write to open a discussion with others, its the same; NO REPLY! Our responsiveness to the Spirit of the LORD should be out of a ready mind of love.

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