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Matthew: 21
18Next morning on his way to the city he felt hungry; 19and seeing a fig-tree at the roadside he went up to it, but found nothing on it but leaves. He said to the tree, 'You shall never bear fruit any more!'; and the tree withered away at once. 20The disciples were amazed at the sight. 'How is it', they asked, 'that the tree has withered so suddenly?' 21Jesus answered them, 'I tell you this: if only you have faith and have no doubts, you will do what has been done to the fig-tree; and more than that, you need only say to this mountain, "Be lifted from your place and hurled into the sea" 22And whatever you pray for in faith you will receive.'

Mark: 11
12On the following day, after they had left Bethany, he felt hungry, 13and, noticing in the distance a fig-tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. But when he came there he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14He said to the tree, 'May no one ever again eat fruit from you!' And his disciples were listening.

Mark: 11
20Early next morning, as they passed by, they saw that the fig-tree had withered from the roots up; 21and Peter, recalling what had happened, said to him, 'Rabbi, look, the fig-tree which you cursed has withered.' 22Jesus answered them, 'Have faith in God. 23I tell you this: if anyone says to this mountain, "Be lifted from your place and hurled into the sea", and has no inward doubts, but believes that what he says is happening, it will be done for him. 24I tell you, then, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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