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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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.

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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