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Passage: Jacob 3:101 - Jacob 3:121
101 Have I slackened my hand, that I have not nourished it?
102 Nay; I have nourished it, and have I digged about it, and I have pruned it, and I have dunged it; and I have stretched forth mine hand almost all the day long; and the end draweth nigh.
103 And it grieveth me that I should hew down all the trees of my vineyard, and cast them into the fire, that they should be burned.
104 Who is it that has corrupted my vineyard?
105 And it came to pass that the servant said unto his master, Is it not the loftiness of thy vineyard?
106 Have not the branches thereof overcome the roots, which are good?
107 And because the branches have overcome the roots thereof, behold, they grew faster than the strength of the roots, taking strength unto themselves.
108 Behold, I say, Is not this the cause that the trees of thy vineyard have become corrupted?
109 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto the servant, Let us go to, and hew down the trees of the vineyard, and cast them into the fire, that they shall not cumber the ground of my vineyard: for I have done all; what could I have done more for my vineyard?
110 But behold, the servant said unto the Lord of the vineyard, Spare it a little longer.
111 And the Lord said, Yea, I will spare it a little longer: for it grieveth me that I should lose the trees of my vineyard.
112 Wherefore let us take of the branches of these which I have planted in the nethermost parts of my vineyard, and let us graft them into the tree from whence they came;
113 And let us pluck from the tree those branches whose fruit is most bitter, and graft in the natural branches of the tree in the stead thereof.
114 And this will I do, that the tree may not perish, that perhaps I may preserve unto myself the roots thereof, for mine own purpose.
115 And behold, the roots of the natural branches of the tree which I planted whithersoever I would, are yet alive;
116 Wherefore, that I may preserve them also, for mine own purpose, I will take of the branches of this tree, and I will graft them in unto them.
117 Yea, I will graft in unto them the branches of their mother tree, that I may preserve the roots also unto mine own self, that when they shall be sufficiently strong, perhaps they may bring forth good fruit unto me, and I may yet have glory in the fruit of my vineyard.
118 And it came to pass that they took from the natural tree which had become wild, and grafted in unto the natural trees which also had become wild:
119 And they also took of the natural trees which had become wild, and grafted into their mother tree.
120 And the Lord of the vineyard said unto the servant, Pluck not the wild branches from the trees, save it be those which are most bitter; and in them ye shall graft, according to that which I have said.
121 And we will nourish again the trees of the vineyard, and we will trim up the branches thereof; and we will pluck from the trees those branches which are ripened that must perish, and cast them into the fire.
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