-This is one of the passages that tell us that Jesus was a man, he was hungry. And though He was God, He subdued His divine powers to His earthly humanity (though He was omniscient as God, He went to see if he could find anything from the fig tree in the distance.) -But why the Son of God would curse a fig tree (not a reasoning being) for not having fruit? I guess this parable is a shadow and is talking about a spiritual reality. Some say it is referred to Jerusalem —how God would reject Jerusalem for his not bearing fruits and cast it out into hell. That’s the reason for Jesus lament on the verses ahead, as it is written, “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Matthew 7:19) -Though Jews had the light, the knowledge of God from Moses and the Prophets, they did not bear fruit. Faith is not equivalent to knowledge because faith without fruit is vain and empty. -O Holy Spirit, work within us to apply Your Word to our souls and by transforming them, bear fruit to the glory of the Father.
On the following day,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Al día siguiente,
when they came from Bethany,
cuando salieron de Betania,
he was hungry.
Jesús tuvo hambre.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y viendo de lejos una higuera con hojas,
he went to see if he could find anything on it.
fue a ver si quizá pudiera hallar algo en ella;
When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves,
cuando llegó a ella, no encontró más que hojas,
for it was not the season for figs.
porque no era tiempo de higos.
And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again."
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y Jesús, hablando a la higuera, le dijo: Nunca jamás coma nadie fruto de ti.
And his disciples heard it.
Y sus discípulos le estaban escuchando.