He dug it up and cleared it of stones
    and planted it with the choicest vines.(A)
He built a watchtower(B) in it
    and cut out a winepress(C) as well.
Then he looked for a crop of good grapes,
    but it yielded only bad fruit.(D)

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And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

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13 “‘I will take away their harvest,
declares the Lord.
    There will be no grapes on the vine.(A)
There will be no figs(B) on the tree,
    and their leaves will wither.(C)
What I have given them
    will be taken(D) from them.[a]’”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 8:13 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.

13 I will surely consume them, saith the Lord: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

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19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.(A)

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19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

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