Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry.
References for Matthew 21:18
Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered.1
References for Matthew 21:19
When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt,2 not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.
References for Matthew 21:21
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for3 in prayer."
References for Matthew 21:22