Scripture Readings

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Luke 13:1-9 (Gospel)

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There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
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And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
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I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
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Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
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I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
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He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
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Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’
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But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
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’And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ “