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The allegory of the olive tree is a very complex piece of literature that has great meaning that can really help us to live our lives. As we see the reactions of the lord of the vineyard we see how God will react to our works and see how he will try to save us, and also how we can be punished if we do not repent.


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  • Verses 5:16-20. What does the fruit represent?
Answer: According to a chart showing symbols in the allegory in the Sunday School manual click here, the fruit is a symbol of the works people perform (their lives). Sometimes it's "good," and sometimes it's "bad."
  • Verse 6:5. What does it mean to cleave unto God? How does God cleave unto us?
  • Verse 6:6. Why is the wording of this verse nearly identical to this verse in the Old Testament: "To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts" (see Heb 3:15 and Heb 4:7)?


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  • Chapters 5-6. One possible interpretation of this allegory is given here.
  • Verse 6:12. M. Russell Ballard, "O Be Wise," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 17–20. Elder Ballard counsels: "Church members must be so very wise in all that we do."


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