Mark 11:20-25

The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree

20 1As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
21 And Peter remembered and said to him, 2"Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered."
22 And Jesus answered them, "Have 3faith in God.
23 4Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 5'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not 6doubt in his heart, but 7believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
24 Therefore I tell you, 8whatever you ask in prayer, 9believe that you 10have received[a] it, and it will be yours.
25 And whenever 11you stand praying, 12forgive, 13if you have anything against anyone, so that 14your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."[b]

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Mark 11:20-25 In-Context

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 14

  • 1. For ver. 20-24, see Matthew 21:19-22
  • 2. See John 1:38
  • 3. Ephesians 3:12; Philippians 3:9
  • 4. Matthew 17:20
  • 5. [Psalms 46:2; 1 Corinthians 13:2; Revelation 8:8]
  • 6. Romans 4:20; Romans 14:23; James 1:6
  • 7. [Mark 16:17; John 14:12]
  • 8. See Matthew 7:7
  • 9. [See ver. 23 above]
  • 10. [Isaiah 65:24; Matthew 6:8]
  • 11. Matthew 6:5; Luke 18:11
  • 12. See Matthew 6:14
  • 13. Colossians 3:13; [Matthew 5:23; Matthew 6:15]
  • 14. Matthew 7:11

Footnotes 2

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