Matthew 21:20

“And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the Disciples saw it, they marueiled, saying, How soone is the figge tree withered away?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Seeing {this,} the disciples were amazed and asked, "How did the fig tree wither {all} at once?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree immediately wither away?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the disciples saw it they were surprised, saying, How did the fig-tree become dry in so short a time?
- Basic English Bible

And when the disciples saw [it], they wondered, saying, How immediately is the fig-tree dried up!
- Darby Bible

And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig-tree withered!
- Webster's Bible

When the disciples saw it they exclaimed in astonishment, "How instantaneously the fig-tree has withered away!"
- Weymouth Bible

When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree immediately wither away?"
- World English Bible

And disciplis `sawen, and wondriden, seiynge, Hou anoon it driede.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the disciples having seen, did wonder, saying, `How did the fig-tree forthwith wither?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:20


21:20 The disciples seeing it - As they went by, the next day.


Discussion for Matthew 21

  • Insight777
    V16, interesting way Jesus expressed that the praise he was receiving was taught from the Priests. The people in the temple were raised to believe the Son of David would be their Christ. The miracles Jesus preformed were because he is the Son of God, not David. That does not mean the people were correct that Christ is from David but they were correct in seeing Jesus is Christ. Priests want control
  • C
    I have always wondered why Jesus did what he did to the fig tree in Verse 19. I think I saw the answer today in verses 41 and 43. I think it he was illustrating the warning to the Chief Priests, Scribes and others who were exercising their religion to be seen of men and not to be fruitful to God.
  • Insight777
    Jesus was angry over pagan rituals that are lies. Jesus teaches water baptism removes sin and these priests deny that. They preach death removes sin and it does not. Yes, Jesus was angry over the money because the money is the reason this false practice was started. It had nothing to do with removal of sin, it was extortion in the name of God so the priests can gain wealth. Fear made people comply
  • Wayne
    1 Peter 5:6-7, Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.
  • Librarygal143
    Dear God, you know the requests of my heart as I pray to you. I am not asking for much, just to help my family. I do believe as I pray, and I know I shall receive, in the mighty name of Jesus. Thank you, Heavenly Father, and please bless everyone. Thank you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.
  • Alfredo bautista
    it brings peace of mine, and a little doubt, but thats god manifests himself through our lord jesus

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