Matthew 24:32

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)

Other Translations

Now learne a parable of the figtree: when his branch is yet tender, and putteth foorth leaues, yee know that Summer is nigh:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now take an example from the fig-tree: when her branch has become soft and puts out its leaves, you are certain that the summer is near;
- Basic English Bible

But learn the parable from the fig-tree: When already its branch becomes tender and produces leaves, ye know that the summer is near.
- Darby Bible

Now learn a parable of the fig-tree; When its branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
- Webster's Bible

Now learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branches have now become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you all know that summer is near.
- Weymouth Bible

Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near.
- World English Bible

And lerne ye the parable of a fige tre. Whanne his braunche is now tendir, and the leeues ben sprongun, ye witen that somer is nyy;
- Wycliffe Bible

`And from the fig-tree learn ye the simile: When already its branch may have become tender, and the leaves it may put forth, ye know that summer [is] nigh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:32


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:32


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.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • A disciple
    Lu2677 cont.; We will undoubtedly come across many that will only seek to oppose and contradict us; and sometimes those that are just speaking things because they heard some one else say them; and those also who have a very small and underdeveloped understanding: whatever the case, we have the Master as our Leader and example to follow when dealing with all kinds, and His Spirit speaking in us.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677 cont. The way I understand it, we are under a charge from God to teach all men to observe (keep and do) all things that Jesus commands us; that we are His Ambassadors and Friends, sent to "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine:"(2 Tim.4:2) "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority."(Tit.2:15).
  • A disciple
    Hello Lu2677, nice to hear from you again :) Deuteronomy 29:29; Matthew 6:4,6,18; Ezekiel 8:12; etc.. In Moses "the secret things" has to do with how the people would eventually be punished severely for forsaking the Holy Covenant, in light of their inward defiance and disbelief. The Lord teaches us about our religion being in truth in the inward parts. Ezekiel was shown their secret sinful minds.
  • Lu2677
    disciple;3 days ago;"the secret things that belong to God.'Where can I find knowledge of this concept? We are not to judge the things that are doubtful,or dispute over words;I agree.
    It appears that my questions are often mistaken for judgement, by many here. "We don't know all the things He has shown them."Impossible to know all.When they write untruth, and opinions,let's shed His light on it.
  • A disciple
    "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another." What must they have wrong, that with all this time for spiritual growth and preparation, they should only prove bereft of grace to stand in the day of adversity?
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; Please read what I wrote one more time. What I said was that since none of us can really express with words all that the Lord has caused ourselves to know, so we shouldn't be so ready to scrutinize another, as we definitely don't know all the Lord has shown them. This has to do with the secret things that belong to God and the areas in which we aught not to judge each other. Is that wrong?

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