||And there were present, at that very time, some who were reporting about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mixed with their sacrifices.
||And responding, he said to them: “Do you think that these Galileans must have sinned more than all other Galileans, because they suffered so much?
||No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you will all perish similarly.
||And those eighteen upon whom the tower of Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they also were greater transgressors than all the men living in Jerusalem?
||No, I tell you. But if you do not repent, you will all perish similarly.”
||And he also told this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree, which was planted in his vineyard. And he came seeking fruit on it, but found none.
||Then he said to the cultivator of the vineyard: ‘Behold, for these three years I came seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I have found none. Therefore, cut it down. For why should it even occupy the land?’
||But in response, he said to him: ‘Lord, let it be for this year also, during which time I will dig around it and add fertilizer.
||And, indeed, it should bear fruit. But if not, in the future, you shall cut it down.’ ”