New Living Translation
"The gardener answered, 'Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I'll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer.
King James Bible
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering says to him, Sir, let it alone for this year also, until I shall dig about it and put dung,
World English Bible
He answered, 'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.
Young's Literal Translation
'And he answering saith to him, Sir, suffer it also this year, till that I may dig about it, and cast in dung;
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Finally, he said to his gardener, 'I've waited three years, and there hasn't been a single fig! Cut it down. It's just taking up space in the garden.'
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