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Theasaurus: Unfruitfulness

27 Bible Verses about Unfruitfulness

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Matthew 21:19

Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He went up to it and found nothing on it except leaves. And He said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” At once the fig tree withered.

Mark 11:14

He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And His disciples heard it.

Job 15:32-33

It will be accomplished before his time,
and his branch will not flourish. He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapes
and like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.

Ezekiel 17:9

You are to say: This is what the Lord God says:Will it flourish?
Will he not tear out its roots
and strip off its fruit
so that it shrivels?
All its fresh leaves will wither!
Great strength and many people
will not be needed to pull it from its roots.

Ezekiel 19:10-12

Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard,
planted by the water;
it was fruitful and full of branches
because of plentiful waters. It had strong branches, fit for the scepters of rulers;
its height towered among the clouds.
So it was conspicuous for its height
as well as its many branches. But it was uprooted in fury,
thrown to the ground,
and the east wind dried up its fruit.
Its strong branches were torn off and dried up;
fire consumed them.

Matthew 21:43

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit.

Hebrews 6:7-8

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God. But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.

Leviticus 26:18-20

“But if after these things you will not obey Me, I will proceed to discipline you seven times for your sins. I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze, and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.

Deuteronomy 11:17

Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will close the sky, and there will be no rain; the land will not yield its produce, and you will perish quickly from the good land the Lord is giving you.

Deuteronomy 28:15-16

“But if you do not obey the Lord your God by carefully following all His commands and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overtake you: You will be cursed in the city
and cursed in the country.

Psalm 78:46

He gave their crops to the caterpillar
and the fruit of their labor to the locust.

Psalm 107:33-34

He turns rivers into desert,
springs of water into thirsty ground, and fruitful land into salty wasteland,
because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.

Isaiah 5:10

For a ten-acre vineyard will yield
only six gallons,
and 10 bushels of seed will yield
only one bushel.

Isaiah 32:10

In a little more than a year
you overconfident ones will shudder,
for the vintage will fail
and the harvest will not come.

Hosea 8:7

Indeed, they sow the wind
and reap the whirlwind.
There is no standing grain;
what sprouts fails to yield flour.
Even if they did,
foreigners would swallow it up.

Haggai 2:19

Is there still seed left in the granary? The vine, the fig, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yet produced. But from this day on I will bless you.”

Mark 4:19

but the worries of this age, the seductionof wealth, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

John 15:4

Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.

Isaiah 5:1-7

I will sing about the one I love,
a song about my loved one’s vineyard:
The one I love had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill. He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones,
and planted it with the finest vines.
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expected it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes. So now, residents of Jerusalem
and men of Judah,
please judge between Me
and My vineyard.read more.
What more could I have done for My vineyard
than I did?
Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes,
did it yield worthless grapes? Now I will tell you
what I am about to do to My vineyard:
I will remove its hedge,
and it will be consumed;
I will tear down its wall,
and it will be trampled. I will make it a wasteland.
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it. For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts
is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah,
the plant He delighted in.
He looked for justice
but saw injustice,
for righteousness,
but heard cries of wretchedness.

Matthew 3:8-10

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Luke 3:9

Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Matthew 7:19

Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Luke 13:6-9

And He told this parable:“A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none. He told the vineyard worker, ‘Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?’ “But he replied to him, ‘Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.read more.
Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’”

From Thematic Bible


Unfruitfulness » Failure to invest life's resources

Luke 19:20

“And another came and said, ‘Master, here is your mina. I have kept it hidden away in a cloth

Unfruitfulness » Worldliness a cause of

Unfruitfulness » Divine judgment visited upon

Matthew 3:10

Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Unfruitfulness » Ends in spiritual rejection

Hebrews 6:8

But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.

Unfruitfulness » General references to

Isaiah 5:2

He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones,
and planted it with the finest vines.
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expected it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes.

Unfruitfulness » Results in the master's disappointment

Luke 13:6

And He told this parable:“A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.

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