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Luke 13:6

    Luke 13:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he made up this story for them: A certain man had a fig-tree in his garden, and he came to get fruit from it, and there was no fruit.

    Webster's Revision

    And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.

    World English Bible

    He spoke this parable. "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.

    Definitions for Luke 13:6

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 13:6

    A certain man - Many meanings are given to this parable, and divines may abound in them; the sense which our Lord designed to convey by it appears to be the following: -

    1. A person, τις, God Almighty.

    2. Had a fig tree, the Jewish Church.

    3. Planted in his vineyard - established in the land of Judea.

    4. He came seeking fruit - he required that the Jewish people should walk in righteousness, in proportion to the spiritual culture he bestowed on them.

    5. The vine-dresser - the Lord Jesus, for God hath committed all judgment to the Son, John 5:22.

    6. Cut it down - let the Roman sword be unsheathed against it.

    7. Let it alone - Christ is represented as intercessor for sinners, for whose sake the day of their probation is often lengthened; during which time he is constantly employed in doing every thing that has a tendency to promote their salvation.

    8. Thou shalt cut it down - a time will come, that those who have not turned at God's invitations and reproofs shall be cut off, and numbered with the transgressors.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 13:6

    This parable - See the notes at Matthew 13:3.

    Vineyard - A place where vines were planted. It was not common to plant fig-trees in them, but our Lord represents it as having been sometimes done.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 13:6

    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. and c.