1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of
Olives, He sent two of His disciples;
2 and said to them, Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it
you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it.
3 And if anyone says to you, Why do you do this? say, The Lord has need of it, and
immediately he will send it here.
4 So they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street, and
they loosed it.
5 But some of those who stood there said to them, What are you doing, loosing the colt?
6 And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded. So they let them go.
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.
8 And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from
the trees and spread them on the road.
9 And those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the Highest!
11 And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the temple. So when He had looked around at
all things, as the hour was already late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 And the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry.
13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would
find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the
season for figs.
14 And answering Jesus said to it, Let no one eat fruit from you ever again. And His disciples heard it.
15 So they came to Jerusalem. And Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out
those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money
changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
16 And He would not allow anyone to carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And He taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of
prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of thieves.
18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for
they feared Him, because all the crowd was astonished at His doctrine.
19 And when evening had come, He went out of the city.
20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which You cursed
has withered away.
22 And Jesus answered and said to them, Have faith in God.
23 For truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the
sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will be done, it will be
to him, whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, Everything whatever you ask when you pray, believe that you
receive, and it will be to you.
25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive, that
your Father in Heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in Heaven forgive your trespasses.
27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief
priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him.
28 And they said to Him, By what authority do You do these things? And who gave You
this authority to do these things?
29 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one question, and answer
Me; and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:
30 The immersion of John; was it from Heaven or from men? Answer Me.
31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, From Heaven, He will say,
Why then did you not believe him?
32 But if we say, From men; they feared the people, for all counted John to have truly
been a prophet.
33 So they answered and said to Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus answered and said to
them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.