14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
14 Then he said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say it.
14 And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.
14 He addressed the tree: "No one is going to eat fruit from you again - ever!" And his disciples overheard him.
14 In response Jesus said to it, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." And His disciples heard it.
14 Then Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat your fruit again!" And the disciples heard him say it.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 11:14
Commentary on Mark 11:12-18
(Read Mark 11:12-18)
Christ looked to find some fruit, for the time of gathering figs, though it was near, was not yet come; but he found none. He made this fig-tree an example, not to the trees, but to the men of that generation. It was a figure of the doom upon the Jewish church, to which he came seeking fruit, but found none. Christ went to the temple, and began to reform the abuses in its courts, to show that when the Redeemer came to Zion, it was to turn away ungodliness from Jacob. The scribes and the chief priests sought, not how they might make their peace with him, but how they might destroy him. A desperate attempt, which they could not but fear was fighting against God.