Mark 11

And as they approached Jerusalem, near by Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go ye to the village that is over against us, and as soon as ye enter it, ye will find a colt tied, on which no person hath ridden: loose him, and bring him hither. And, if any one say to you, Why do ye this? Say ye to him: Because our Lord hath need of him. And immediately he will send him hither. And they went, and they found the colt tied, by the door, without in the street. And as they were loosing him, some of those standing there, said to them: What do ye, untying the colt? And they said to them, as Jesus had commanded them; and they permitted them. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments upon him, and set Jesus upon him. And many spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And those preceding him, and those following him shouted and said: Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 10 And blessed is the advancing kingdom of our father David. Hosanna in the highest heavens. 11 And Jesus entered Jerusalem and the temple, and surveyed every thing. And when evening arrived, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. 12 And the following day, as he left Bethany, he was hungry: 13 and he saw a fig-tree at a distance, on which were leaves, and he came to it, if he could find somewhat on it. And when he had come, he found on it only leaves; for the time of figs had not arrived. 14 And he said to it: Henceforth and for ever, let no man eat fruit from thee: and the disciples heard it. And they came to Jerusalem. 15 And Jesus entered the temple of God: and he began to cast out those who bought and sold in the temple; and he overturned the counters of the money-brokers, and the seats of them that sold doves. 16 And he suffered no one to carry goods through the temple. 17 And he taught them, and said: Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer for all nations? But ye have made it a den of robbers. 18 And the chief priests and the Scribes heard him, and they sought how they might destroy him; for they were afraid of him, because all the people admired his doctrine. (l9) And when it was evening, they went out from the city. 20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree dried up, as it were, from its root. 21 And Simon remembered, and said to him: Rabbi; behold, the fig-tree which thou cursedst, is dried up. 22 And Jesus replied, and said to them: Have faith in God. 23 Verily I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed, and fall into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he said will occur, to him will be the thing he spoke. 24 Therefore I say to you, That whatsoever ye shall pray and ask for, believe that it will be, and it will be to you. 25 And when ye stand up to pray, forgive what ye have against any one; that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive your offences. 26 For if ye forgive not, your Father also who is in heaven will not forgive you your offences. 27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and Scribes and Elders came to him, 28 and said to him: By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee the authority to do these things? 29 And Jesus said to them: I also will ask you one thing, that ye may tell me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or from men? Tell me. 31 And they reasoned with themselves, and said: If we should say to him, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him? 32 But if we should say, From men; there is fear from the people; for they have all held John to be truly a prophet. 33 And they answered, and said to Jesus: We do not know. He said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
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