Mark 11:12-19 New Life Version (NLV)
The Fig Tree with No Fruit
12 They came from Bethany the next morning. Jesus was hungry. 13 Along the road He saw a fig tree with leaves on it. He went over to see if it had any fruit. He saw nothing but leaves. It was not the right time for figs. 14 Jesus said to the tree, “Let no one ever again eat fruit from you.” His followers heard Him say it.
Jesus Stops the Buying and the Selling in the House of God
15 Then they came to Jerusalem. Jesus went into the house of God. He began to make the people leave who were selling and buying in the house of God. He turned over the tables of the men who changed money. He turned over the seats of those who sold doves. 16 He would not allow anyone to carry a pot or pan through the house of God. 17 He taught them saying, “Is it not written, ‘My house is to be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? You have made it a place of robbers.”
18 The teachers of the Law and the religious leaders of the Jews heard it. They tried to find some way to put Jesus to death. But they were afraid of Him because all the people were surprised and wondered about His teaching. 19 When evening came, Jesus and His followers went out of the city.