And if it bear fruit thenceforth (καν μεν ποιησηι καρπον εις το μελλον — k'an men poiēsēi karpon eis to mellon). Luke 13:9. The case of the thief on the cross decides this for all time and for every soul. After καρπόν, λείπει, τὸ εὖ ἔχει, Euthym(92); but not without reason: to fill up the aposiopesis did not belong to the purpose of this parable. All judgment is committed to THE SON:—it is not the work of the Holy Spirit to cut down and destroy, for He is the Giver of life. Salem Media Group. Much less would they ever have occurred to such untutored writers as these Records show their authors to have been. Luke 13:9. εἰς τὸ μέλλον: if it bear the coming year —well (εὖ ἔχει understood).— ἐκκόψεις, if not, thou shalt cut it down —thou, not I. But when does God come, seeking fruit from men thus privileged? We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 1-3. Personally, distinctly, separately, God deals with you; He visits you; He examines you; He expects from you; He is grieved or He is pleased with you. ‘Well’ is properly supplied. the future. Have we been visited with crushing trials, fitted to bring down pride, and soften the heart, and give the lessons of religion an entrance they never had before? But when we think of all that hand has done—all the cherishing and the watching and the pruning and the training,—then we can estimate that dismal word, "None, none." It is now, therefore, or during our present state, that God is coming seeking fruit from us. thus F13; Proud member A repetition of the parables of the grain of mustard-seed and the leaven, Luke 13:18-22. Are we favoured with a Christian education and example? Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him! It is a way of speaking, when a sentence is left imperfect; yet what is not expressed, may be easily understood; as here we may understand, well and good, or the like. parable become a farce, and the lesson becomes an enigma. And if it bear fruit after that, well. Were there no one in the kingdom of God answering to this dresser of the vineyard, who pleads, and as is here supposed successfully, for a respite to the tree, we might take this feature of the parable as but a part of its drapery, not to be pressed into the exposition of it. Have we been placed under a faithful, rousing ministry of the Gospel? The Holy Spirit is Doth Laborer and Intercessor as respects the individual heart. (9) And if it bear fruit.—Some of the better MSS. The first thing which strikes us, perhaps, in this transaction is its individuality. Text: Luke 13:1-9 In August of 1965 a folk singer named Barry McGuire released a single titled “Eve of Destruction”. ". My question has to do with the apparent urgency with which he speaks. "Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none. 6-9). The true measure of the emptiness is the extent of the culture. If good be not done at first coming of the gospel to any place, seldom is any good ever done there. have, if it bear fruit in the time to come . Luke 13:9. : if it bear the coming year —well (understood).—, if not, thou shalt cut it down —thou, not I. The parable of the mustard seed, Luke 13:18, Luke 13:19; of the leaven, Luke 13:20-21. "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?" Likewise, a failure to repent and live for God will show a lack of fruit, equally evident. Ver. when shall it once be?" What is it which is to a man what the figs are to the fig tree? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It depends on the master, though the vinedresser tacitly recognises that the decision will be just. And if it bear fruit, well Matt 13:19 When anyone hears the message (word) about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. It has a now or never tone to it. Had the dressing not been what it is, the wonder would have been less. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. (Notice those addressed were still impenitent.) 6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 33 Nevertheless I must # tn This is the frequent expression δεῖ (dei, “it is necessary”) that notes something that is a part of God’s plan. Luke 13:1–9 Repent or Perish 13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood p Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. V. His answer to the question concerning the number of the saved, Luke 13:23-30. after that in (Greek. Comp. He sympathises with the master’s desire for fruit. God may surround and ply him with means; but he leaves it at the last to the man himself to decide, by his own free will, between these two ifs. He journeys towards Jerusalem, and preaches, Luke 13:22. “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. He comes, asking, 'What fruit?' in its behalf; full consent shall be given, and no more Answer: Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. “ And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. Aposiopesis, sudden breaking off for effect (Robertson, Grammar, p. 1203). "O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved: how long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?" Just as Pilate’s and the tower’s victims did not enjoy the luxury of choosing the time of their demise, likewise the unrepentant will suddenly find they have delayed too long and lost themselves. App-105. We do not expect man's fruit at child's age. A change of the means of grace; a change of sphere-sometimes in the way of banishing one from all the privileges in which he basked, leading him in a far distant land, when sighing over removal from dear objects and scenes, to reflect upon religious privileges never before valued-the remarkable conversion of some companion; or a religious awakening within the immediate sphere of one's observation: these and a thousand other such things are fitted to give truths and lessons, never heeded before, a new power to impress the heart. So what is the Word of God referring to here? and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down. There is not a sinner out of hell-though the most hardened, the furthest gone, the nearest to the flames-but if he only begin to bear fruit, if he do but turn to God with all his heart in the Gospel of His Son, it will deliver him from going down to the pit, it will stay the hand of justice, it will secure his eternal salvation. "for the time to come", as the Vulgate Latin; or "year This is the seed sown along the path. Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled [shed along with] with their sacrifices. Of course when the barren tree is removed another will be planted in its place. II. 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;. I answer: (1) It would be something appropriate to his nature, accordant with his being—"For men do not gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles." ‘Then’ is not to be supplied: the vine dresser does not set the time when the tree shall be removed, but leaves it to the owner of the vineyard. The parable points to the truth taught in Luke 13:29. Luke 13:9, NLT: "If we get figs next year, fine. of 22:37–40; Mark 12:29–31; see also Rom. εἰς τὸ μέλλον, not ἔτος (Meyer), but indefinite (see reff. Hilch. The vineyard then represents the Gospel dispensation, and the owner is Christ, who during His three years ministry has been seeking fruit. Every barren tree it is lawful to cut down, even though a man hath no need of it; and so a tree for meat, which does hurt, and does not produce but little fruit, and it is not worth while to labour about it, it is lawful to cut it down: and how much may an olive tree produce, and it may not be cut down? KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Even here there is a tone of hope and affection, which is often overlooked.—The usual interpretation of the parable is as follows: The owner of the vineyard is God the Father; the vine dresser, our Lord, who labors and intercedes; the fig tree, the Jewish nation drawing near to destruction through its unfruitfulness, and the vineyard, the world. . For I can hear some one saying, "I know that I have borne very little fruit, but I hope it is not none." Christ's healing a poor infirm woman on the sabbath day, and justifying himself in it, Luke 13:11-17. Browse Sermons on Luke 13:1-9. LUKE 13:9. (See the note at Luke 8:2.). As what our Lord threatened in this parable was so remarkably fulfilled, it may be considered also as a prophesy of the destruction of the Jewish state by the Romans, under Vespasian and Titus. By this parable our Lord plainly represented to the Jews the divine displeasure against them, for having neglected the many opportunities they had enjoyed, as planted in the vineyard of God's church; (compare Isaiah 5:1-2; Isaiah 27:2-3.) Trying to interpret the times theologically can often be off the mark. (Witham). 6:4–5; … And what is that fresh culture for which He pleads? Melacim, c. 6. sect. Thoughtless men heed this not, but One does. 9.And if’ and if not—Upon these two ifs hangs eternity. He refers to death in an eschatological sense, a destruction of one’s soul (compare Luke 9:24; Luke 17:33). Cut it down, says divine justice; and in due time, still more fatally, Cut it down, responds divine mercy. 141. "Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none." Mercy herself, who before pleaded for a respite, now acquiesces in, if not demands, the execution. ἔτος, in the year to come, in antithesis to this year ( τοῦτο τὸ ἔτος), Luke 13:8. do with it as thou pleasest, nothing more will be said or pleaded It depends on the master, though the vinedresser tacitly recognises that the decision will be just. Luke 3:9. Repentance is a heartfelt sorrow for sin, a renouncing of it, and a sincere commitment to forsake it and walk in obedience to Christ. God may surround and ply him with means; but he leaves it at the last to the man himself to decide, by his own free will, between these two, If God has indeed predetermined the matter, if the barrenness of the tree is the secured consequent of his own previous decree, then the events of the entire. eis. Turn ye, turn ye, why will ye die, O house of Israel?". Christ cures a woman who had been afflicted eighteen years, Luke 13:10-13. "He sought fruit, and found none.". 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