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
    The description the Lord gives here, about the kind of times leading up to His coming and the end of the age; are the same things searched out and spoken of by all the Prophets concerning the Day of the LORD. An interesting study on the root meaning of the number 666 has shown that it actually implies the removal of restraint, and of going over all bounds; which is where this world is rushing to.
  • Bruce
    Richard: You got the puzzle coming together.Revelation 6:8 power is given to:4Horsemen over 1/4 of the earth. Wars, starving, dying are in 1/4 of the earth. Those in Christ are imprisoned tortured, beheaded (getting worse)V:29,matches the 6th seal.
    If His people in(USA)would preach Salvation everywhere they too will be persecuted: John15:20/ Not Servin no persecution:judgment! Luke12:9/
  • Danielle
    The body of christ is just that a body. Jesus is within that body. The two are seperate, but yet one.
  • Irene123
    Richard - God Bless you; He used you to show me something I had never 'noticed' before; Matt. 24:31 - " ... from the 4 winds, and from one end of heaven to the other".
  • Richard
    I've been searching the answer of the coming of the lord 1Thess:$,15-17. I wanted to really know( after a lot of searching) so far I think that I understand. Luke:21,20-33. Matt: 24,14-15,21,29 immediately after the tribulation ,30, and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven -----coming in the clouds---31 . Thess:4-16,17. Cant be B/4 the trib,because ,Luke 21,25 sign of,27
  • Cephas
    I behold His hands and His feet, even His!

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