Luke 13:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 13:9

And if it beare fruit, Well: and if not, then after that, thou shalt cut it downe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and if it bears fruit next year, {fine;} but if not, cut it down.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if it bear fruit thenceforth, `well'; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if, after that, it has fruit, it is well; if not, let it be cut down.
- Basic English Bible

and if it shall bear fruit -- but if not, after that thou shalt cut it down.
- Darby Bible

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

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

If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'"
- World English Bible

if it schal make fruyt, if nay, in tyme comynge thou schalt kitte it doun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if indeed it may bear fruit --; and if not so, thereafter thou shalt cut it off.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 13:9

Wesley's Notes for Luke 13:9

13:7 Three years - Christ was then in the third year of his ministry. But it may mean only several years; a certain number being put for an uncertain. Why doth it also cumber the ground? - That is, not only bear no fruit itself, but take up the ground of another tree that would.

13:11 She was bowed together, and utterly unable to lift up herself - The evil spirit which possessed her afflicted her in this manner. To many doubtless it appeared a natural distemper. Would not a modern physician have termed it a nervous case?

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