c. Cursing the Nation of Israel
18 aNow in the morning as He returned to the city, He became 1bhungry.
19 And seeing a 1afig tree on the way, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And He said to it, May there 2no longer be fruit from you forever! And the fig tree was instantly 3dried up.
20 And when the disciples saw this, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree instantly dry up?
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have afaith and do not bdoubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this cmountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will happen.
22 And all that you aask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.