Life of Jesus
The Withered Fig Tree
Mat 21:17-22; Mk 11:12-14, 20-22
17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there.
18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.
19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but
leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again." And immediately
the fig tree withered away.
- And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree
wither away so soon?"
- So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have
faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but
also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will
- "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry.
13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He
would find something on it. And when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves,
for it was not the season for figs.
14 In response Jesus said to it, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." And
His disciples heard it.
20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the
21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You
cursed has withered away."
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.