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Mark 11:1-18 (New American Standard)

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The Triumphal Entry

1 1As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and 2Bethany, near 3the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 2 and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 3 "If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' you say, 'The Lord has need of it'; and immediately he awill send it back here." 4 They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied it. 5 Some of the bystanders were saying to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" 6 They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission. 7 4They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it. 8 And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. 9 Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: "Hosanna! 5BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna 6in the highest!" 11 7Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, 8He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late. 12 9On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry. 13 Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.

Jesus Drives Money Changers from the Temple

15 10Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling bdoves; 16 and He would not permit anyone to carry cmerchandise through the temple. 17 And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, '11MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS '? 12But you have made it a ROBBERS' dDEN." 18 The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and 13began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for 14the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
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