Contributed by John Lowe on Sep 24, 2017
"Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Now, with this parable He reinforces the warning. It primarily refers to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.
Barren Fig Tree
Our Lord also gave us this parable about a certain man that had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. This parable is found only in Luke, but both here and in the miraculous cursing of the fig tree in Matthew 21:18–21, the tree seems to stand for Israel.