22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
22 Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God."
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
22 You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 21:22
Commentary on Matthew 21:18-22
(Read Matthew 21:18-22)
This cursing of the barren fig-tree represents the state of hypocrites in general, and so teaches us that Christ looks for the power of religion in those who profess it, and the savour of it from those that have the show of it. His just expectations from flourishing professors are often disappointed; he comes to many, seeking fruit, and finds leaves only. A false profession commonly withers in this world, and it is the effect of Christ's curse. The fig-tree that had no fruit, soon lost its leaves. This represents the state of the nation and people of the Jews in particular. Our Lord Jesus found among them nothing but leaves. And after they rejected Christ, blindness and hardness grew upon them, till they were undone, and their place and nation rooted up. The Lord was righteous in it. Let us greatly fear the doom denounced on the barren fig-tree.