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Luke 13:8–9

And he answered him,Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’ ”

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Luke 13:8–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

“ ‘Sir,’ the man replied,leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Luke 13:8–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The gardener answered,Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

But the servant answered, ‘Master, let the tree have one more year to produce fruit. Let me dig up the dirt around it and put on some fertilizer. If the tree produces fruit next year, good. But if not, you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: and if it bear fruit thenceforth, well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

Luke 13:8–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But he answering says to him, Sir, let it alone for this year also, until I shall dig about it and put dung, and if it shall bear fruit—but if not, after that thou shalt cut it down.

Luke 13:8–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“The gardener replied, ‘Sir, let it stand for one more year. I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. Maybe next year it’ll have figs. But if not, then cut it down.’ ” 

Luke 13:8–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But he replied to him, ‘Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He replied,Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put manure on it. And if indeed it produces fruit in the coming year, so much the better, but if not, you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“ ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year. I’ll dig around it and feed it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:8–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;

and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’ ”