And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the
mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,||
And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as
soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man
sat; loose him, and bring him.||
And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath
need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.||
And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a
place where two ways met; and they loose him.||
And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing
And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.||
And they brought the colt
to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.||
(11:7) "They brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat
On what did Jesus ride into Jerusalem?
And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches
off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna;
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:||
Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the
Lord: Hosanna in the highest.||
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had
looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went
out unto Bethany with the twelve.||
(11:12) "And on the morrow"|
When did Jesus curse the fig tree?
(11:13-14) Jesus kills a fig tree for not bearing
figs, even though it was out of season. He did this to show the world just how much
God hates figs.
What the Bible says about figs
(11:13) "Seeing a fig ... he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet."
(11:14) "Jesus ... said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever."
(11:15) "Jesus went into the temple and began to cast out them that sold and bought ...
and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves."
When did Jesus' temple tantrum occur?
|11:12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany,
he was hungry:
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon:
and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs
was not yet.
And Jesus answered and
said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his
disciples heard it.
And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to
cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables
of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the
And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be
called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might
destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at
(11:20 "And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up
from the roots."|
The fig tree immediately dies in Matthew (21:19-20), but
it doesn't die until morning in Mark's account.
When did the cursed fig tree die?
(11:23-24) If you do "not doubt in your heart" you can cast a mountain into the sea (or kill a fig tree, or
And when even was come, he went out of the city.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig
tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and
be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall
believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith.||
(11:23) "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."
(11:24) "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
Therefore I say unto
you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall have them.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that
your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven
forgive your trespasses.||
And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple,
there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,||
And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave
thee this authority to do these things?||
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one
question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.||
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven;
he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?||
But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted
John, that he was a prophet indeed.||
And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering
saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
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