6 Then he told this parable: â€œA man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, â€˜For three years now Iâ€™ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and havenâ€™t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?â€™
8 â€œâ€˜Sir,â€™ the man replied, â€˜leave it alone for one more year, and Iâ€™ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.â€™â€
12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.