181Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry.
19Seeing a lone2figtree by the road, He came to it and foundnothing on it exceptleavesonly; and He said to it, "Nolonger shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the figtreewithered.
20Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, "How did the figtreewither all at once?"
And Jesusanswered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, 3if you havefaith and do not doubt, you will not onlydowhat was done to the figtree, but evenif you say to thismountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.22"And 4allthings you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
235When He entered the temple, the chiefpriests and the elders of the peoplecame to Him 6while He was teaching, and said, "By whatauthority are You doingthesethings, and whogave You thisauthority?"
24Jesussaid to them, "I will alsoask you oneathing, whichif you tell Me, I will alsotell you by whatauthority I dothesethings.25"The baptism of John was from what source, from heavenor from men?" And they began reasoningamongthemselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Thenwhy did you not believe him?'
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the bpeople; for they allregardJohn as 7a prophet."
And answeringJesus, they said, "We do not know." He alsosaid to them, "Neither will I tell you by whatauthority I dothesethings.