- And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples,
- and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat;
loose him, and bring him.
- And if any one say unto you, Why do ye this?
say ye, The Lord hath need of him;
and straightway he will send him back hither.
- And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door without in the open street;
and they loose him.
- And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
- And they said unto them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go.
- And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their garments;
and he sat upon him.
- And many spread their garments upon the way;
and others branches, which they had cut from the fields.
- And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, Hosanna;
Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
- Blessed [is] the kingdom that cometh, [the kingdom] of our father David: Hosanna in the highest.
- And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple;
and when he had looked round about upon all things, it being now eventide, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
- And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered.
- And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves;
for it was not the season of figs.
- And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever.
And his disciples heard it.
- And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves;
- and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple.
- And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations?
but ye have made it a den of robbers.
- And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.
- And every evening he went forth out of the city.
- And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.
- And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
- And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
- Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea;
and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass;
he shall have it.
- Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
- And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one;
that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
- [But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.]
- And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders;
- and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things?
or who gave thee this authority to do these things?
- And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?
- And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven;
He will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
- But should we say, From men — they feared the people: for all verily held John to be a prophet.
- And they answered Jesus and say, We know not.
And Jesus saith unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.