Cursing the fig tree is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels, namely in Mark 11:12–14 and Matthew 21:18–22.[1][2]

According to the Gospel, Jesus was hungry, and:

Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again.’ And his disciples heard it.

In the Gospel of Matthew the fig tree withers immediately, while in the Gospel of Mark (11:20-24), the tree is noticed as having withered by the next day.


  • Clowes, John, 1817, The Miracles of Jesus Christ published by J. Gleave, Manchester, UK
  • Lockyer, Herbert, 1988 All the Miracles of the Bible ISBN 0310281016
  • Kilgallen, John J., 1989 A Brief Commentary on the Gospel of Mark, Paulist Press, ISBN 0-8091-3059-9
  • Maguire, Robert, 1863 The Miracles of Christ published by Weeks and Co. London
  • Trench, Richard Chenevix, Notes on the miracles of our Lord, London : John W. Parker, 1846
  • Van der Loos, H., 1965 The Miracles of Jesus, E.J. Brill Press, Netherlands
  • Warren W. Wiersbe 1995 Classic Sermons on the Miracles of Jesus ISBN 082543999X


  1. Biblegateway Mark 11:12–14 [1]
  2. Biblegateway Matthew 21:18–22 [2]

See also

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