12The next day as Jesus and his disciples were leaving Bethany, they were hungry.
13Not 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.
14Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And his disciples heard him say it.
15When Jesus reached Jerusalem, he entered the temple area. He began chasing out those who were buying and selling there. He turned over the tables of the people who were exchanging money. He also turned over the benches of those who were selling doves.
16He would not allow anyone to carry items for sale through the temple courtyards.
17Then he taught them. He told them, “It is written that the Lord said, “ ‘My house will be called a house where people from all nations can pray.’ But you have made it a ‘den for robbers.’ ”
18The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard about this. They began looking for a way to kill Jesus. They were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
19When evening came, Jesus and his disciples left the city.
23“What I'm about to tell you is true. Suppose one of you says to this mountain, ‘Go and throw yourself into the sea.’ You must not doubt in your heart. You must believe that what you say will happen. Then it will be done for you.
24“So I tell you, when you pray for something, believe that you have already received it. Then it will be yours.
25-26And when you stand praying, forgive anyone you have anything against. Then your Father in heaven will forgive your sins.”