Luke 13 :6

Luke 13 :6 Translations

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.

King James Version (KJV)

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

He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, 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' Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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