Luke 13:9
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

King James Bible
And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

American Standard Version
and if it bear fruit thenceforth, well ; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if happily it bear fruit: but if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

English Revised Version
and if it bear fruit thenceforth, well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if it shall bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Weymouth New Testament
If after that it bears fruit, well and good; if it does not, then you shall cut it down.'"

Luke 13:9 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

And if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that

Join afar that with bear fruit. "If it bear fruit for the future (εἰς τὸ μέλλον, Rev., thenceforth), well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down." Trench ("Parables") cites an Arabian writer's receipt for curing a palm-tree of barrenness. "Thou must take a hatchet, and go to the tree with a friend, unto whom thou sayest, 'I will cut down this tree, for it is unfruitful.' He answers, 'Do not so, this year it will certainly bear fruit.' But the other says, 'It must needs be - it must be hewn down;' and gives the stem of the tree three blows with the back of the hatchet. But the other restrains him, crying, 'Nay, do it not, thou wilt certainly have fruit from it this year, only have patience with it, and be not overhasty in cutting it down; if it still refuses to bear fruit, then cut it down.' Then will the tree that year be certainly fruitful and bear abundantly." Trench adds that this story appears to be widely spread in the East.

Thou shalt cut it down

The vine-dresser does not say, "I will cut," but refers that to the master.

Luke 13:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

if not.

Ezra 9:14,15 Should we again break your commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations...

Psalm 69:22-28 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap...

Daniel 9:5-8 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled...

John 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it...

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

Hebrews 6:8 But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

Revelation 16:5-7 And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and were, and shall be, because you have judged thus...

Cross References
Luke 13:8
And he answered him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure.

Luke 13:10
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

Jump to Previous
Bear Bears Cut Fine Fruit Good Indeed Thenceforth Thereafter
Jump to Next
Bear Bears Cut Fine Fruit Good Indeed Thenceforth Thereafter
Links
Luke 13:9 NIV
Luke 13:9 NLT
Luke 13:9 ESV
Luke 13:9 NASB
Luke 13:9 KJV

Luke 13:9 Bible Apps
Luke 13:9 Biblia Paralela
Luke 13:9 Chinese Bible
Luke 13:9 French Bible
Luke 13:9 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Luke 13:8
Top of Page
Top of Page