15. Teaching concerning Repentance
1 1Now there were some present at the same time who reported to Him concerning the aGalileans whose blood bPilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 And He answered and said to them, Do you think that these Galileans were sinners beyond all the Galileans because they suffered these things?
3 No, I tell you; but unless you arepent, you shall all likewise bperish.
4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in aSiloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were debtors beyond all the men dwelling in Jerusalem?
5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you shall all similarly perish.
6 1And He told 2this parable: A certain man had a afig tree planted in his bvineyard. And he came seeking fruit on it and did not find any.
7 And he said to the vinedresser, Behold, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I have not found any. aCut it down therefore. Why does it also 1make the ground useless?
8 But he answered and said to him, Master, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and throw on manure.
9 And if it produces fruit in the future, good; otherwise, cut it down.