Bible: Mark 11:12-18

Cursing of the Fig Tree

11:12 Now 1  the next day, as they went out from Bethany, he was hungry. 11:13 After noticing in the distance a fig tree with leaves, he went to see if he could find any fruit 2  on it. When he came to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 11:14 He said to it, 3 May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. 4 

Cleansing the Temple

11:15 Then 5  they came to Jerusalem. 6  Jesus 7  entered the temple area 8  and began to drive out those who were selling and buying in the temple courts. 9  He turned over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves, 11:16 and he would not permit anyone to carry merchandise 10  through the temple courts. 11  11:17 Then he began to teach 12  them and said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? 13  But you have turned it into a den 14  of robbers! 15  11:18 The chief priests and the experts in the law 16  heard it and they considered how they could assassinate 17  him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed by his teaching.

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