Mark 11:12

Jesus Curses the Fig Tree

12 1On the following day, when they came from Bethany, 2he was hungry.

Mark 11:12 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 11:12

And on the morrow
The next day early in the morning,

when they were come from Bethany;
Christ, and his twelve disciples. The Syriac and Persic versions read, "when he came out of Bethany"; though not alone, but with the twelve disciples, who went with him there, and returned with him, as appears from ( Mark 11:14 ) , as he and they came out of that place early in the morning, having ate nothing, before they came from thence,

he was hungry; (See Gill on Matthew 21:18).

Mark 11:12 In-Context

10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!"
11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14 And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 12-14, see Matthew 21:18, 19
  • 2. Matthew 4:2
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