- ¶ WHEN he came near to Jerusalem, towards Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
- And he said to them, Go to the village ahead of us;
and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied up, on which no man of the sons of men has ever ridden;
untie it and bring it.
- And if any man should say to you, Why are you doing this?
say to him, Our Lord needs it;
and immediately he will send it here.
- So they went and found the colt tied by the door, outside in the street.
And as they were untying it,
- Some of the men who stood there said to them, What are you doing, are you untying the colt?
- And they answered them as Jesus had instructed them;
and they consented.
- And they brought the colt to Jesus, and they put their garments on it, and Jesus rode on it.
- And many spread their garments on the road;
and others cut down branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.
- And those who were in front of him and those who were behind him were crying and saying, Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;
- And blessed is the kingdom of our father David, which is coming;
Hosanna in the highest!
- And Jesus entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple;
and he looked upon everything, and when evening came, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
- ¶ And the next day, when they went out of Bethany, he became hungry.
- And he saw a fig tree in the distance which had leaves on it.
So he came to it to see if he could find anything on it;
and when he came he found nothing on it except leaves;
for it was not yet time for the figs.
- And he said to it, From now and forever let no man eat of your fruit.
And his disciples heard it.
- And they came to Jerusalem;
and Jesus entered into the temple of God, and began to cast out those who were buying and selling in the temple;
and he overturned the trays of the moneychangers and the stands of those who sold doves;
- And he would not allow any man to bring goods into the temple.
- And he taught them, saying, Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer for all the peoples?
But you have made it a bandits’ cave.
- And the high priests and the scribes heard it, and they sought how to do away with him;
for they were afraid of him, because all the people were amazed at his teaching.
- And when evening came, they went outside of the city.
- And in the morning, as they were passing, they saw the fig tree withered from its roots.
- And Simon remembered and said to him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed has withered.
- Jesus answered, saying to them, If you have faith in God,
- Truly I say to you, Whoever should say to this mountain, Be moved and fall into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will be done, it will be done to him.
- Therefore I say to you, Anything you pray for and ask, believe that you will receive it, and it will be done for you.
- And when you stand up to pray, forgive whatever you have against any man, so that your Father in heaven will forgive you your trespasses.
- But if you will not forgive, even your Father in heaven will not forgive you your trespasses.
- ¶ And they came again to Jerusalem;
and while he was walking in the temple, the high priests and the scribes and the elders came to him.
- And they said to him, By what authority do you do these things?
and who gave you this authority to do these things?
- Jesus said to them, I will also ask you a word to tell me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Whence is the baptism of John, from heaven or from men?
- And they reasoned among themselves and said, If we should say to him, From heaven, he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him?
- And if we should say, From men, there is the fear of the people, for all of them regard John as a true prophet.
- So they answered, saying to Jesus, We do not know.
He said to them, I will also not tell you by what authority I do these things.