And having seen a lone fig tree by the path, he went up to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “Let there be no fruit from you any longer forever.” And immediately the fig tree withered. Bible other translations

“a lone fig tree by the path.” This is an important addition, because it tells us that the fig tree was not owned by anyone, but was public property. Jesus did not destroy private property.

Commentary for: Matthew 21:19