The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
And he told this parable: "A man had t a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
And he said to the vinedresser, 'Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. u Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?'
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.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.
Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.