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Matthew 24:32

    Matthew 24:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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;

    Webster's Revision

    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;

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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;

    Definitions for Matthew 24:32

    Nigh - Near.
    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 24:32

    Learn a parable of the fig-tree - That is, These signs which I have given you will be as infallible a proof of the approaching ruin of the Jewish state as the budding of the trees is a proof of the coming summer.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 24:32

    Now learn a parable - See the notes at Matthew 13:3. The word here means, rather, "an illustration" make a "comparison," or judge of this as you do respecting a fig-tree.

    Fig-tree - This was spoken on the Mount of Olives, which produced not only olives, but figs. Possibly one was near when he spoke this.

    When his branch ... - When the juices return from the roots into the branches, and the buds swell and burst, "as if tender," and too feeble to contain the pressing and expanding leaves when you see that, you judge that spring and summer are near.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.