The Withered Fig Tree
Mark 11:19-25 and Matthew 21:19-22 (RSV)
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, "Master, look! The fig tree which 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 cast 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 any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
19: And seeing a fig tree by the wayside he went to it, and found
nothing on it but leaves only. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from
you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
20: When the disciples saw it they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?"
21: And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will be done.
22: And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."