The Parable Of The Fig Tree

Matthew 24:32-35

32 "Now learn this parable [i.e., a brief analogy to illustrate a lesson] from the fig tree: When its tender sprouts appear and its leaves begin to develop, you know that summer is near. 33 In the same way also, when you see all these things happening, you [should] know that He [i.e., Jesus] is as near as your [front] door. 34 Truly I tell you, the people of this generation will not [all] die off before all these things [i.e., mentioned above] happen. 35 [Although] the sky and the earth will pass away [See II Pet. 3:10], my words will not pass away [i.e., they will certainly come true].

Mark 13:28-31

28 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree. When its tender sprouts appear and its leaves begin to develop, you know that summer is near. 29 In the same way also, when you see these things happening, you [should] know that He [i.e., Jesus] is as near as your [front] door. 30 Truly I tell you, the people of this generation will not [all] die off before all these things [i.e., mentioned above] happen. 31 Although the sky and the earth will pass away [See II Pet. 3:10], my words will not pass away [i.e., they will certainly come true].

Luke 21:29-33

29 Then Jesus told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, as well as all [other] trees: 30 When they begin to sprout their leaves you know when you look at them, without being told, that summer is near. 31 In the same way also, when you see these things happening [i.e., the above mentioned "signs"], you can know that the kingdom of God [i.e., either its heavenly phase or the destruction of Jerusalem] is near. 32 Truly I tell you, the people of this generation will not [all] die off before all these things [i.e., mentioned above] happen. 33 Although the sky and the earth will pass away [See II Pet. 3:10], my words will not pass away [i.e., they will certainly come true].