25 I know that my redeemer[a] lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple Courts
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, â€œMay no one ever eat fruit from you again.â€ And his disciples heard him say it.
19 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples[a] went out of the city.
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, â€œRabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!â€
22 â€œHave faith in God,â€ Jesus answered.
6 Then he told this parable: â€œA man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, â€˜For three years now Iâ€™ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and havenâ€™t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?â€™
8 â€œâ€˜Sir,â€™ the man replied, â€˜leave it alone for one more year, and Iâ€™ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.â€™â€