Bible: Mk 11:12-26
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. 11:19 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples 18 went out of the city.
The Withered Fig Tree
11:20 In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 11:21 Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered.” 11:22 Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God. 11:23 I tell you the truth, 19 if someone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 11:24 For this reason I tell you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 11:25 Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven will 20 also forgive you your sins.”11:26 [[EMPTY]] 21