Mark 11:11-25

11 1And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, 2he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Jesus Curses the Fig Tree

12 3On the following day, when they came from Bethany, 4he was hungry.
13 5And 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 6it 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.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

15 7And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of 8the money-changers and the seats of those who sold 9pigeons.
16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 10'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But 11you have made it a den of robbers."
18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and 12were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because 13all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.
19 14And when evening came they[a] went out of the city.

The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree

20 15As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
21 And Peter remembered and said to him, 16"Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered."
22 And Jesus answered them, "Have 17faith in God.
23 18Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 19'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not 20doubt in his heart, but 21believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
24 Therefore I tell you, 22whatever you ask in prayer, 23believe that you 24have received[b] it, and it will be yours.
25 And whenever 25you stand praying, 26forgive, 27if you have anything against anyone, so that 28your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."[c]

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Mark 11:11-25 In-Context

9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
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.
15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers."
18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.
19 And when evening came they went out of the city.
20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
21 And Peter remembered and said to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered."
22 And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.
23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him,

Cross References 28

  • 1. Matthew 21:10
  • 2. ver. 19; Matthew 21:17
  • 3. For ver. 12-14, see Matthew 21:18, 19
  • 4. Matthew 4:2
  • 5. [Luke 13:6-9]
  • 6. Mark 13:28
  • 7. For ver. 15-18, see Matthew 21:12-16; Luke 19:45-47; [John 2:14-16]
  • 8. [Exodus 30:13]
  • 9. Leviticus 1:14; Leviticus 5:7; Leviticus 12:8; Luke 2:24
  • 10. Cited from Isaiah 56:7
  • 11. Jeremiah 7:11
  • 12. See Matthew 21:46
  • 13. See Matthew 7:28
  • 14. Luke 21:37; [ver. 11]
  • 15. For ver. 20-24, see Matthew 21:19-22
  • 16. See John 1:38
  • 17. Ephesians 3:12; Philippians 3:9
  • 18. Matthew 17:20
  • 19. [Psalms 46:2; 1 Corinthians 13:2; Revelation 8:8]
  • 20. Romans 4:20; Romans 14:23; James 1:6
  • 21. [Mark 16:17; John 14:12]
  • 22. See Matthew 7:7
  • 23. [See ver. 23 above]
  • 24. [Isaiah 65:24; Matthew 6:8]
  • 25. Matthew 6:5; Luke 18:11
  • 26. See Matthew 6:14
  • 27. Colossians 3:13; [Matthew 5:23; Matthew 6:15]
  • 28. Matthew 7:11

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Some manuscripts he
  • [b]. Some manuscripts are receiving
  • [c]. Some manuscripts add verse 26: But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses