Mark 11:14
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New International Version
Then he said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say it.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat your fruit again!" And the disciples heard him say it.

English Standard Version
And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

New American Standard Bible
He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.

King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples heard it.

International Standard Version
So he told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" Now his disciples were listening to this.

NET Bible
He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to it, “From now and forever no man will eat fruit from you!” And his disciples heard it and they came to Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to the tree, "No one will ever eat fruit from you again!" His disciples heard this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus, answering, said to the fig tree, Never again shall anyone eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of you hereafter forever. And his disciples heard it.

American King James Version
And Jesus answered and said to it, No man eat fruit of you hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

American Standard Version
And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And answering he said to it: May no man hereafter eat fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Darby Bible Translation
And answering he said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard [it].

English Revised Version
And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answered and said to it, Let no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Weymouth New Testament
and He said to the tree, "Let no one ever again eat fruit from thee!" And His disciples heard this.

World English Bible
Jesus told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" and his disciples heard it.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus answering said to it, 'No more from thee -- to the age -- may any eat fruit;' and his disciples were hearing.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα). These words, in their application to the Jewish nation, have a merciful limitation - a limitation which lies in the original words rendered "for ever," which literally mean for the age. "No man eat fruit of thee henceforward, for the age;" until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. A day will doubtless come when Israel, which now says, "I am a dry tree," shall accept the words of its true Lord, "From me is thy fruit found," and shall be clothed with the richest fruits of all trees. (See Trench on the Miracles). St. Matthew (Matthew 21:19) tells us that "immediately the fig tree withered away." "Straightway a shivering fear and trembling passed through its leaves, as though it was at once struck to the heart by the malediction of its Creator." Our Lord's disciples heard his words; but they appear not to have noticed the immediate effect of them upon the tree. It was not until the next day that they observed what had happened. This miracle would show his disciples how soon he could have withered his enemies, who were about to crucify him; but he waited with long-suffering for their salvation, by repentance and faith in him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answered and said unto it,.... The fig tree; a Jewish way of speaking, often used when nothing before is said; the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions, leave out the word "answered", as they do also the word "Jesus"; and which is likewise omitted by the Vulgate Latin, though the other is retained:

no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever; which is all one, as if he had said, as the other evangelist does, let no fruit grow on thee; for where no fruit is, none can be had, or eaten of. This tree may not only be an emblem of the Jewish people, who made a great show of religion, and enjoyed a great many privileges; and from whom, speaking after the manner of men, the fruits of good works, righteousness, and holiness, might have been hoped and looked for; when instead thereof, there was nothing but talk about them, and an observance of some insignificant rites and traditions of the "elders"; on which account, utter ruin and destruction ensued; but also of any outward professor of religion, who enjoying the means of grace, and making great pretensions to devotion and piety, it might be expected that he should do good works, well pleasing to God, and bring forth fruit to the glory of his name: whereas he only talks of good works, but does none; at least, no fruits of grace and righteousness are to be found on him; and at the last day, he will be cast as dry wood, as a withered branch, into everlasting burnings, being fit fuel for them.

And his disciples heard it; "this saying", as the Persic version adds, and took notice of it, being in company with him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever—That word did not make the tree barren, but sealed it up in its own barrenness. See on [1477]Mt 13:13-15.

And his disciples heard it—and marked the saying. This is introduced as a connecting link, to explain what was afterwards to be said on the subject, as the narrative has to proceed to the other transactions of this day.

Second Cleansing of the Temple (Mr 11:15-18).

For the exposition of this portion, see on [1478]Lu 19:45-48.

Lessons from the Cursing of the Fig Tree (Mr 11:20-26).

Mark 11:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
13Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.
Cross References
Mark 11:13
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.

Mark 11:15
On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves,
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answered and said to it, No man eat fruit of you hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

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Mark 11:20,21 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried …

Isaiah 5:5,6 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will …

Matthew 3:10 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every …

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast …

Matthew 12:33-35 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree …

Matthew 21:19,33,44 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing …

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; …

Deuteronomy 6:4-8 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD…

Deuteronomy 11:26-31 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse…

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, …

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