Cursed the Fig Tree

Mark 11:12-26
(Also found in Matthew 21:12-22)

The next morning, when they were come from Bethany, Jesus was hungry.

Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 

Jesus (to the fig tree): No man eat fruit of you hereafter for ever. 

And his disciples heard it.   

Temple Cleansed Again
(vs 15-18)

Jesus went into the temple and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;  And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.  

Jesus (taught them): Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. (Isaiah 56:7)

The scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

Luke tells us Jesus taught daily in the temple. (19:47)

Matthew 21:14-17 

And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were very displeased.

Chief priests and scribes: Do you hear what these say? 

Jesus: Yes, have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings God has perfected praise? (Psalms 8:2)

And Jesus left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

The Withered Fig Tree
(vs 19-26)

And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

Peter, calling to remembrance: Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.

Jesus (to them): Have faith in God. Whoever shall say to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he says. Therefore, whatever things you desire, when ye pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.


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