22Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
When Jesus came to Jerusalem for the final time, He evicted from the temple those who sold sacrificial animals at exorbitant prices and exchanged currency at predatory rates. This angered the religious leaders, who “were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching” (Mark 11:18).
Meanwhile, Jesus continued to announce the arrival of His kingdom, explain how His kingdom differs from the current world system and, invite hearers to become a part of it today.
“pray” [proseuchomai]: to speak to or to make requests of God—“to pray, to speak to God, to ask God for, prayer.”
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida,
“forgive” [aphiēmi]: (1) to dismiss or release someone or something from a place or one’s presence; (1a) with personal object, let go, send away; (1b) with impersonal object, give up, emit; (1c) in a legal sense, divorce; (2) to release from legal or moral obligation or consequence, cancel, remit, pardon; (3) to move away, with implication of causing a separation, leave, depart from; (4) to have something continue or remain in a place, leave standing/lying (without concerning oneself further about it); (5) to convey a sense of distancing through an allowable margin of freedom, leave it to someone to do something, let, let go, allow, tolerate.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer,
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