191Wheneveningcame, athey would go out of the city.
202As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the figtreewithered from the roots up.
Being reminded, Petersaid to Him, "3Rabbi, look, the figtreewhich You cursed has withered."
And Jesusansweredsaying to them, "4Havefaith in God.23"5Truly I say to you, whoeversays to thismountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.24"Therefore I say to you, 6allthings for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.25"Whenever you 7standpraying, 8forgive, if you haveanythingagainstanyone, so that your Fatherwho is in heaven will alsoforgive you your transgressions.26
["b9But if you do not forgive, neither will your Fatherwho is in heavenforgive your transgressions."]
They cameagain to Jerusalem. 10And as He was walking in the temple, the chiefpriests and the scribes and the elderscame to Him,
and began saying to Him, "By whatauthority are You doingthesethings, orwhogave You thisauthority to dothesethings?"
And Jesussaid to them, "I will ask you onequestion, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by whatauthority I dothesethings.30"Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me."31
They began reasoningamongthemselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Thenwhy did you not believe him?'
"But cshall we say, 'From men '?"-they were afraid of the people, for everyoneconsideredJohn to have been a realprophet.
33AnsweringJesus, they said, "We do not know." And Jesussaid to them, "Nordwill I tell you by whatauthority I dothesethings."