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What did the fig tree ever do to Jesus?

Mark 11:12-20 (New International Reader's Version)

12 The next day as Jesus and his disciples were leaving Bethany, they were hungry.

 13 Not too far away, he saw a fig tree. It was covered with leaves. He went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves. It was not the season for figs.

14 Then Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And his disciples heard him say it.

confusedUmm...can somebody tell me please??

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 9:56 AM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well aren't we all a little grumpy when we're really hungry? Even Jesus..lol
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:57 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • @Zoeyis...


    laughing

    sugahmamma

    Comment by sugahmamma (original poster) at 10:02 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • That verse cracks me up, because I have a friend who's always posting that 'God hates FIGS!' LOL!

    He's always very active in posting for gay rights, so it's funny when he posts that, because for a second you think it says something he would NEVER say.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 10:14 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • @pam19...LOL!!
    sugahmamma

    Comment by sugahmamma (original poster) at 10:17 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • He did it to show two lessons to his disciples.(1) to show that they should have faith without doubting. Mark 11:21-24. (2) and second , the fig tree represented the nation of Israel, which was not producing hardly any fruit, by not accepting him as the Messiah and Son of God. Jehovah cursed the Jewish nation by inflicting upon them punishment, when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem the capitol of Israel in 70 C.E. Luke 13:6-9 Luke 21:20,21 also God's favor would be passed to another nation that would produce good fruit or Spiritual Israel. Mathew 21:43
    LizzieAnnesMom

    Answer by LizzieAnnesMom at 10:31 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • He did it to show two lessons to his disciples.(1) to show that they should have faith without doubting. Mark 11:21-24. (2) and second , the fig tree represented the nation of Israel, which was not producing hardly any fruit, by not accepting him as the Messiah and Son of God. Jehovah cursed the Jewish nation by inflicting upon them punishment, when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem the capitol of Israel in 70 C.E. Luke 13:6-9 Luke 21:20,21 also God's favor would be passed to another nation that would produce good fruit or Spiritual Israel. Mathew 21:43 Answer by LizzieAnnesMom


    An interesting INTERPRETATION, but nowhere in the nearby verses does it say this is the reason.  That's the nice thing about the bible.  You can make the verses mean ANYTHING you want them to!!

    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:52 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Can you disprove anything that I stated??? Anything at all??
    LizzieAnnesMom

    Answer by LizzieAnnesMom at 2:10 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • crying  It failed to produce fruit out of it's natural growing season. And instead of doing a miracle and causing it to bear fruit he killed it. Poor, Innocent tree!!!  Isn't killing against the 10 commandments??

    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:11 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Cute... :) I think this is a good example of legend and mythology that creeped in before all was written down...
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 10:21 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

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