20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
20 In the morning, walking along the road, they saw the fig tree, shriveled to a dry stick.
20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
20 The next morning as they passed by the fig tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it had withered from the roots up.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 11:20
Commentary on Mark 11:19-26
(Read Mark 11:19-26)
The disciples could not think why that fig-tree should so soon wither away; but all wither who reject Christ; it represented the state of the Jewish church. We should rest in no religion that does not make us fruitful in good works. Christ taught them from hence to pray in faith. It may be applied to that mighty faith with which all true Christians are endued, and which does wonders in spiritual things. It justifies us, and so removes mountains of guilt, never to rise up in judgment against us. It purifies the heart, and so removes mountains of corruption, and makes them plain before the grace of God. One great errand to the throne of grace is to pray for the pardon of our sins; and care about this ought to be our daily concern.