If they cannot absolutely prevent judgment coming upon an unfruitful people, yet they endeavor to respite it, and delay its coming all they can. The son of a farmer looks at cow manure as something which he must endlessly shovel out of the barn—a pain in th… 13. The dresser was perhaps intended to denote the Saviour and the other messengers of God, pleading that God would spare the Jews, and save them from their enemies that stood ready to destroy them, as soon as God should permit. Let us resolve, as we stretch forth our hands into the hidden future, let us resolve to bring forth more holy fruit than we … Luke 13:8-9 View Full Chapter. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! Lord, let it alone this year also, until I shall dig about it, and dung it - loosen the earth about it and enrich it with manure: pointing to changes of method in the divine treatment of the impenitent, in order to fresh spiritual culture. (c) And some may themselves have to hear the call, to lie down and die, and feel the darkness that hangs around the hour of death. KJV Luke 13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. God will yield somewhat to prayer, when he is bitterly bent against a people or person. Now, wherever this tree is found there is always another close by, the juice of which, if used in time, is a certain cure.’, (2) ‘There is a story told of a hunter in a far-off land, who had to pass the weary hours of a dark night close to a wounded tiger. This version includes a study guide with questions and answers. 4. Luke, probably more than any other Gospel writer, seeks to show us that very thing. 8.Let it alone—It is the voice of the intercessor. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? The ruler of the synagogue is incensed and is reproved by our Lord, Luke 13:14-17. ((l) Jarchi, Maimon. It will be noted that parables of fruitfulness occur both sides of the story of the woman who was made straight, stressing that that story is to be seen as more than just a miracle story, but as an indication of God’s purpose for His own, a making fruitful of His elect. ‘Christ shall give thee light.’ And we know full well by experience how sorely we shall need this light as the days and hours fly by. 28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. Harmony of the Gospels. The condition upon which the vine-dresser's petition is grounded, Till I shall dig about it, and dung it; phrases which intimate unto us the nature and quality of the ministerial work and service, signifying it to be a very difficult and laborious service. John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Secondly, of future incorrigibleness; If not, after that thou shalt cut it down. Why should it use up the soil?’ 8 ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone again this year, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 8. If the people still fail to respond to His teaching then only judgment awaits them, and He wants them to know that God is in full agreement with Him on the matter. Luke 13:8. If they will not be made straight then they will perish. This parable in the first place refers to the nation and people of the Jews. Luke 19:42; Luke 19:44; and perfected the work of redemption, and sent His apostles: Acts 2. Be Imitators of Christ During COVID-19 Luke 13:10-17, Acts 7:47-50, Ephesians 4:32, Hebrews 13:8, Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 5:1-8. These three years - These words are not to be referred to the time which Christ had been preaching the gospel, as if he meant to specify the exact period. The parable is based on the same idea as lies behind John’s words in Luke 3:9. Timelines. Commentary on Luke 13:10-17 View Bible Text . Occasionally, people get confused about this parable. There are many enemies of the soul hidden as it were in the dark, but nevertheless striving to lead us into unclean paths, far, far away from all that is holy. 31. and depart hence--and "go forward," push on. Dr. Thomson ("The Land and the Book," vol. Thou may cut it down, nobody will go about to hinder thee. 8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: Ver. The words clearly indicate that He considers that the people have been given every opportunity, and are now being given their last opportunity. Why cumbereth it the ground? 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. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. —It is the voice of the intercessor. But rather, the intercession of the ministers of Christ, and other good men, may be here meant; who, as Abraham interceded for Sodom, and Moses and Aaron for Israel, so do they for a sinful nation, a barren and unfruitful church and people, and particular persons, that they may be spared, at least a little longer, as here: let it alone this year also; have patience one year more, or a little while longer. Luke 13:8. , one year more; he has not courage to propose a longer time to an impatient owner.— (neuter plural from adjective ), dung stuffs. 3. Here is a supposition of future incorrigibleness, After that thou shalt cut it down: that is, after thou hast spared it, and I have pruned it; after thy patience and my pains; after thou hast forborne it, and I have manured it, digged and dunged it; if after all this, it bear no fruit, then I have not a word more to say, Thou shalt cut it down. Audio & Video Commentaries. dung it = put manure. This represents Christ as Intercessor, loath to see it cut down so long as there was any hope. оставь ее и на этот год Здесь показывается как заступничество Христа, так и чрезвычайное терпение и милосердие Отца. kopria. Light in the darkness.—Let us pray for this mighty gift. They dig about the Ministers must try their utmost to fulfil their ministry that they have received of the Lord, Colossians 4:17. (k) Sheviith, c. 2. sect. Till I shall dig (εως οτου σκαπσω — heōs hotou skapsō). Encyclopedias / Dictionaries. Luke 13:8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: Luke 13:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. Observe here, 1. Homely as the imagery is, it suggests fertilising and gracious influences not less vividly than the dew or rain from heaven, and points, perhaps, specifically to such as are working on us in our earthly surroundings, as contrasted with the directly supernatural action of God’s grace. Like the three parables of the lost sheep, coin and sons in Luke 15, Luke 13:1-9 combines two questions related to repentance with a parable which illustrates in more detail the theme of repentance. “And he answering says to him, “Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and feed it with manure, and if it bear fruit from then on, well, and if not, you shall cut it down.”. Luke 13:8 Context. Scripture: Luke 13:1–5. Naz., κόπρια περιβαλεῖν. 7. When the natives used to go to war they would dip their arrows into the juice that their foes might meet with certain death. Luke 13:8-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB). On the other hand, when I look through the “car” section of the want ads, I have no interest in those cars which are running well. And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall Charts and Outlines. Till I shall dig, &c.] Donec eam ablaqueavero et stercoravero. John Piper Jun 4, 1989 75 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Mark 13:8, ESV: "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. 8 And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if … And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. The verb tense in Luke 13:3 (unless you repent) described a continuing repentance. Thus Christ the great Intercessor interceded for the Jewish Church and people, and thus, as he ever liveth, he continues to … 10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Take additional pains with it, using the means adapted to further fruitfulness. Text Commentaries. Thus from beneath and from around and from above is the sinner beset with mercies to save his soul from death. He journeys towards Jerusalem, and preaches, Luke 13:22. Lord, let it alone this year] Happy that people that have praying vinedressers to intercede for them! Which, if understood of God the Father, may intend the intercession of Christ with him, who not only intercedes for his elect, for those that are unconverted, that they may be converted; and for converted ones, for the carrying on of the work of sanctification; for fresh discoveries of pardoning grace; for consolation and support under trouble; for their final perseverance, and eternal glorification: but also for his enemies, for profane sinners, and for formal professors; for the sake of his own people among them, and for their preservation, and for the averting of divine judgments from them, at least as yet: and so the Jewish nation was spared for some time after this, though now deserving of immediate destruction. This points out unto us the office and duty of the ministers of God, who are laborers in his vineyard, to be intercessors with God, for sparing a barren and unfruitful people. till I shall dig about it, and dung it; these same phrases are used in the "Misna"F11Sheviith, c. 2. sect. (See Luke 13:34). When the day dawned the tiger stalked away to a distant thicket, and the stiff and weary watcher felt that he was safe.” Thus it is with the beleagured soul; it is only in the light given by the Sun of Righteousness that our enemies can be put to flight.’. The vinedresser’s suggestion indicates that this is their last chance. The parable of the barren fig tree, vv. Luke 8:13 Context. “Hours rolled on, and his powers of endurance were well-nigh exhausted; when at length the welcome streaks of light shot up from the eastern horizon. If you own it, you probably will try to think of a way of getting someone else to purchase it, or even to take it off your hands. It is important to observe that vv. I want the sick and the dead ones. No worth or worthiness in the sinner preserves him. They dung it and dig it &c. The Christ cures a woman who had been afflicted eighteen years, Luke 13:10-13. The Ethiopic version renders it, "until the winter", that being a time for digging about, and dunging of trees, as follows. Luke 13:8, ESV: "And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure." This year also. Topical Indexes. Luke 13:8 And he answering said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: ... Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. & Bartenora in ib. If they remain fruitless they will perish. 6-29. Bible Commentaries. 1-5. dig, &c.—loosen the earth about it and enrich it with manure; pointing to changes of method in the divine treatment of the impenitent, in order to freshen spiritual culture. , that they carry dung into their gardens to moisten the earth, and dig about the roots of the trees, and lay them bare, and cover them again, and prune them, and smoke them to kill the worms. Bible Courses. & Bartenora in ib. Greek. II. As in the natural world there is no poison without an antidote, so in the spiritual world there is a God-sent antidote for the poison of sin (see Illustration). - The word "cumber" here means to render "barren" or "sterile." Luke also… dig, etc. 8.] And. Wesley's Notes for Luke 13:8. At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. To most of you, a car that is “sick” or “dead” has no appeal. 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