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 for Luke 13:8

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 for Luke 13:8

Wesley's Notes for Luke 13:8


13:6 A man had a fig tree - Either we may understand God the Father by him that had the vineyard , and Christ by him that kept it: or Christ himself is he that hath it, and his ministers they that keep it. #Psa 80:8|. &c.

13:7 Three years - Christ was then in the third year of his ministry. But it may mean only several years; a certain number being put for an uncertain. Why doth it also cumber the ground? - That is, not only bear no fruit itself, but take up the ground of another tree that would.


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.

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