Mark 11:19-33 New American Standard Bible

19  When evening came , they would go out of the city .

The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree

20  As they were passing by in the morning , they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21  Being reminded , Peter said to Him, " Rabbi , look , the fig tree which You cursed has withered ." 22  And Jesus answered saying to them, " Have faith in God . 23  " Truly I say to you, whoever e 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 is going to happen , it will be granted him. 24  "Therefore e I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask , believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. 25  "Whenever you stand praying , forgive , if you have anything against anyone , so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions . 26  [" But if you do not forgive , neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions ."]

Jesus' Authority Questioned

27  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, 28  and began saying to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things , or who gave You this authority to do these things ?" 29  And Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question , and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things . 30  "Was the baptism of John from heaven , or from men ? Answer Me." 31  They began reasoning among themselves , saying , "If we say , 'From heaven ,' He will say , 'Then why e did you not believe him?' 32  "But shall we say , 'From men '?"-they were afraid of the people , for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet . 33  Answering Jesus , they said , "We do not know ." And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things ."

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