“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:”
King James Version (KJV)
24:32 Learn a parable - Our Lord having spoke of the signs preceding the two grand events, concerning which the apostles had inquired, begins here to speak of the time of them. And to the question proposed, #Mt 24:3|, concerning the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, he answers #Mt 24:34|. Concerning the time of the end of the world, he answers #Mt 24:36|. #Mark 13:28|; Luke 21:29.
Mt 24:32,33 Learn a parable of the fig tree. The putting forth of the leaves is the sign that summer is near. It puts forth leaves usually in April. So "all these things" (Mt 24:34) show when the Lord is at hand.