And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.
After looking at the misuse of the temple, Yeshu went to find lodging. As for the words spoken to the fig tree, what to say? Was he, in his thoughts, commanding the tree with no figs never to produce fruit again? or was he giving words to a condemnation in his mind of the Jewish sangha (dke-‘dun)? Because no prayer and sound teaching – like figs as it were for spiritually hungry people – were to be found in their temple, so he would command the whole system of temple worship to come to an end.
[Read next message for what Yeshu saw in the temple, and read the one after that for what happened to the fig tree]