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Theasaurus: Unfruitfulness

27 Bible Verses about Unfruitfulness

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Matthew 21:19

And seeing one fig-tree in the way, he came to it and found on it nothing but leaves only. And he says to it, Let there be never more fruit of thee for ever. And the fig-tree was immediately dried up.

Mark 11:14

And answering he said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Job 15:32-33

It shall be complete before his day, and his branch shall not be green. He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive.

Ezekiel 17:9

Say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Shall it prosper? Shall he not pull up its roots, and cut off its fruit, that it may wither? All its fresh sprouting leaves shall wither, even without a great arm and many people to pluck it up by its roots.

Ezekiel 19:10-12

Thy mother was as a vine, in thy rest, planted by the waters: it was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters. And it had strong rods for sceptres of them that bear rule, and its stature was exalted between the thick boughs; and it was conspicuous by its height with the multitude of its branches. But it was plucked up in fury, it was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit; its strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.

Matthew 21:43

Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.

Hebrews 6:7-8

For ground which drinks the rain which comes often upon it, and produces useful herbs for those for whose sakes also it is tilled, partakes of blessing from God; but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end is to be burned.

Leviticus 26:18-20

And if for this ye hearken not unto me, I will punish you sevenfold more for your sins, and I will break the arrogance of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as bronze, and your strength shall be spent in vain, and your land shall not yield its produce; and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Deuteronomy 11:17

and Jehovah's wrath kindle against you, and he shut up the heavens, that there be no rain, and that the ground yield not its produce, and ye perish quickly from off the good land which Jehovah is giving you.

Deuteronomy 28:15-16

But it shall come to pass if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God, to take heed to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day, that all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee. Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Psalm 78:46

And he gave their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust;

Psalm 107:33-34

He maketh rivers into a wilderness, and water-springs into dry ground; A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Isaiah 32:10

In a year and some days shall ye be troubled, ye careless women; for the vintage shall fail, the ingathering shall not come.

Hosea 8:7

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; should it sprout, it would yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

Haggai 2:19

Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, the vine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive-tree have not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.

Mark 4:19

and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Isaiah 5:1-7

I will sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard: My well-beloved had a vineyard upon a fruitful hill. And he dug it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine; and he built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a winepress therein; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, but it brought forth wild grapes. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.read more.
What was there yet to do to my vineyard that I have not done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? -- And now, let me tell you what I am about to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trodden under foot; and I will make it a waste it shall not be pruned nor cultivated, but there shall come up briars and thorns; and I will command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah the plant of his delight: and he looked for justice, and behold, blood-shedding; for righteousness, and behold, a cry.

Matthew 3:8-10

Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance. And do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Luke 3:9

And already also the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Matthew 7:19

Every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Luke 13:6-9

And he spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit upon it and did not find any. And he said to the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree and find none: cut it down; why does it also render the ground useless? But he answering says to him, Sir, let it alone for this year also, until I shall dig about it and put dung,read more.
and if it shall bear fruit but if not, after that thou shalt cut it down.

From Thematic Bible


Unfruitfulness » Failure to invest life's resources

Luke 19:20

And another came, saying, My Lord, lo, there is thy mina, which I have kept laid up in a towel.

Unfruitfulness » Worldliness a cause of

Unfruitfulness » Divine judgment visited upon

Matthew 3:10

And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Unfruitfulness » Ends in spiritual rejection

Hebrews 6:8

but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end is to be burned.

Unfruitfulness » General references to

Isaiah 5:2

And he dug it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine; and he built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a winepress therein; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, but it brought forth wild grapes.

Unfruitfulness » Results in the master's disappointment

Luke 13:6

And he spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit upon it and did not find any.