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And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have trust, and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be snatched up and thrown into the sea!’ it will be done. Bible

“trust.” To properly understand “trust” in this verse, see the commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:9, “trust.”

“this mountain.” Jesus was on the Mount of Olives, where both Bethany and Bethphage were.

“snatched up.” The Greek is airō (#142 αἴρω; pronounced eye-rō), and it is passive voice, imperative mood. Although it would be very literal to say, “Be taken up,” the imperative mood combined with the context, moving a mountain at your command, gives the sense that the mountain is being snatched up out of its place and thrown into the ocean.

“doubt.” See commentary on Mark 11:23.


Commentary for: Matthew 21:21