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2nd Entry into Jerusalem: The Fig Tree and Temple Cleansing
Mark 11:12-26
 
 

The Cursing of the Fig Tree With Leaves (11:12-14)

12 And on the morrow, when they were gone out of Bethany, he hungered. 13 And seeing from afar off a fig-tree which had leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find something on it. And having come up to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the time of figs. 14 And answering he said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard it
 

The Cleansing of the Temple (11:15-18)

15 And they come to Jerusalem, and entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold and who bought in the temple, and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of the dove-sellers, 16 and suffered not that any one should carry any package through the temple. 17 And he taught saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but “ye” have made it a den of robbers. 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and they sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the crowd were astonished at his doctrine. 
 

They Find the Fig Tree Withered (11:19-21)

19 And when it was evening he went forth without the city. 20 And passing by early in the morning they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering what Jesus had said, says to him, Rabbi, see, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is dried up. 
 

Teaching on Faith and Prayer (11:22-26)

22 And Jesus answering says to them, Have faith in God. 23 Verily I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says takes place, whatever he shall say shall come to pass for him. 24 For this reason I say to you, All things whatsoever ye pray for and ask, believe that ye receive it, and it shall come to pass for you. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive if ye have anything against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your offences. 26 But if “ye” do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your offences. 
 
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