|Overview - Mark 11|
|1||Christ rides with triumph into Jerusalem;|
|12||curses the fruitless fig-tree;|
|15||purges the temple;|
|20||exhorts his disciples to stedfastness of faith, and to forgive their enemies;|
|27||and defends the lawfulness of his actions by the witness of John, who was a man sent of God.|
Mark 11:20 (King James Version)
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
- they saw
- Matthew informs us that this tree grew by the way-side, and was therefore not private, but public property; so that the destruction of it really injured no one. Our Lord was pleased to make use of this miracle to prefigure the speedy ruin of the Jewish nation, on account of its unfruitfulness under greater advantages than any other people enjoyed at that day; and, like all the rest of his miracles, it was done with a gracious intention, to alarm his countrymen, and induce them to repent.
- See on ver
- 14 ; Job 18:16 Job 18:17 ; 20:5-7 Isaiah 5:4 ; 40:24 Matthew 13:6 ; 15:13 Matthew 21:19 Matthew 21:20
- John 15:6 ; Hebrews 6:8 ; Jude 1:12