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Matthew 21:10-20 (New International Version)

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10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?" 11 The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet1 from Nazareth in Galilee."

Jesus at the Temple

21:12-16pp -- Mk 11:15-18; Lk 19:45-47

12 Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying2 and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers3 and the benches of those selling doves.4 13 "It is written," he said to them, " 'My house will be called a house of prayer,'a5 but you are making it a 'den of robbers.'b "6 14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.7 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David,"8 they were indignant.9 16 "Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, " 'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise'c ?"10 17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany,11 where he spent the night.

The Fig Tree Withers

21:18-22pp -- Mk 11:12-14,20-24

18 Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered.12 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.
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