Mark 11:20
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New International Version
In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.

New Living Translation
The next morning as they passed by the fig tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it had withered from the roots up.

English Standard Version
As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.

New American Standard Bible
As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.

King James Bible
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Early in the morning, as they were passing by, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.

International Standard Version
While they were walking along early the next morning, they saw the fig tree dried up to its roots.

NET Bible
In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the morning when they were passing by, they saw the fig tree after it had dried up from its roots.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While Jesus and his disciples were walking early in the morning, they saw that the fig tree had dried up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

King James 2000 Bible
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

American King James Version
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

American Standard Version
And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they passed by in the morning they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

Darby Bible Translation
And passing by early in the morning they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots.

English Revised Version
And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots.

Weymouth New Testament
In the early morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree withered to the roots;

World English Bible
As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the morning, passing by, they saw the fig-tree having been dried up from the roots,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 20, 21. - And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots. They had returned the evening before, probably after sunset, to Bethany; and so, in the twilight, had not noticed the withered tree. St. Matthew gathers the whole account of the fig tree into one notice. St. Mark disposes of the facts in their chronological order. It was on the Monday morning, the day after the triumphant entry, and when they were on their way to Jerusalem, that our Lord cursed the fig tree. Thence he passed on at once into Jerusalem, and drove out the profaners of the temple, and taught the people. In the evening he returned to Bethany; and then on the next morning, as they were on their way into the city, they saw what had happened to the fig tree. And then Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him; Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away (ἐξήρανται), the same Greek word as in the preceding verse. Some have thought that the fig tree was the tree forbidden to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. (See Cornelius a Lapide on Genesis 2:9).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And in the morning, as they passed by,.... The fig tree; when they returned the next morning from Bethany, or the Mount of Olives, or the place, wherever it was, they had been that night:

they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots; they did not see it immediately wither as it did, nor could they see it, as they went from Jerusalem to this place, because it was then in the evening; but in the morning, as they came along, they observed it; not only that the tender branches and boughs of it, but the trunk and body of the tree, and even the roots of it, were all dried up; so that it was entirely dead, and there was no room ever to expect it would revive, and bear any more fruit.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. And in the morning—of Tuesday, the third day of the week: He had slept, as during all this week, at Bethany.

as they passed by—going into Jerusalem again.

they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots—no partial blight, leaving life in the root; but it was now dead, root and branch. In Mt 21:19 it is said it withered away as soon as it was cursed. But the full blight had not appeared probably at once; and in the dusk perhaps, as they returned to Bethany, they had not observed it. The precision with which Mark distinguishes the days is not observed by Matthew, intent only on holding up the truths which the incident was designed to teach. In Matthew the whole is represented as taking place at once, just as the two stages of Jairus' daughter—dying and dead—are represented by him as one. The only difference is between a more summary and a more detailed narrative, each of which only confirms the other.

Mark 11:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Withered Fig Tree
20As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21Being reminded, Peter said to Him, "Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered."…
Cross References
Matthew 21:18
Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry.

Matthew 21:19
Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered.

Mark 11:12
The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
Treasury of Scripture

And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

they saw. Matthew informs us that this tree grew by the way-side, and was therefore not private, but public property; so that the destruction of it really injured no one. Our Lord was pleased to make use of this miracle to prefigure the speedy ruin of the Jewish nation, on account of its unfruitfulness under greater advantages than any other people enjoyed at that day; and, like all the rest of his miracles, it was done with a gracious intention, to alarm his countrymen, and induce them to repent.

See on ver.

Mark 11:14 And Jesus answered and said to it, No man eat fruit of you hereafter …

Job 18:16,17 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off…

Job 20:5-7 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite …

Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done …

Isaiah 40:24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, …

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had …

Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has …

Matthew 21:19,20 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; …

Hebrews 6:8 But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to …

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …

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