Mark 11 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As they approached Jerusalem, near the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, they came to the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples,
2 with these instructions: "Go to the village there ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 2 saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
3 And if someone asks you why you are doing that, say that the Master needs it and will send it back at once." 3 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.' "
4 So they went and found a colt out in the street, tied to the door of a house. As they were untying it, 4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
5 some of the bystanders asked them, "What are you doing, untying that colt?" 5 some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
6 They answered just as Jesus had told them, and the crowd let them go. 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
7 They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the animal, and Jesus got on. 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches in the field and spread them on the road. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
9 The people who were in front and those who followed behind began to shout, "Praise God! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord! 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna! " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
10 God bless the coming kingdom of King David, our father! Praise be to God!" 10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem, went into the Temple, and looked around at everything. But since it was already late in the day, he went out to Bethany with the twelve disciples. 11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
12 The next day, as they were coming back from Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 He saw in the distance a fig tree covered with leaves, so he went to see if he could find any figs on it. But when he came to it, he found only leaves, because it was not the right time for figs. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.
14 Jesus said to the fig tree, "No one shall ever eat figs from you again!" And his disciples heard him. 14 Then he said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say it.
15 When they arrived in Jerusalem, Jesus went to the Temple and began to drive out all those who were buying and selling. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, 15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves,
16 and he would not let anyone carry anything through the Temple courtyards. 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
17 He then taught the people: "It is written in the Scriptures that God said, "My Temple will be called a house of prayer for the people of all nations.' But you have turned it into a hideout for thieves!" 17 And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: " 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations' ? But you have made it 'a den of robbers.' "
18 The chief priests and the teachers of the Law heard of this, so they began looking for some way to kill Jesus. They were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching. 18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
19 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples left the city. 19 When evening came, they went out of the city.
20 Early next morning, as they walked along the road, they saw the fig tree. It was dead all the way down to its roots. 20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
21 Peter remembered what had happened and said to Jesus, "Look, Teacher, the fig tree you cursed has died!" 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
22 Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God. 22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
23 I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 23 "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
24 For this reason I tell you: When you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25 And when you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done." 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. "
27 They arrived once again in Jerusalem. As Jesus was walking in the Temple, the chief priests, the teachers of the Law, and the elders came to him 27 They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him.
28 and asked him, "What right do you have to do these things? Who gave you such right?" 28 "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"
29 Jesus answered them, "I will ask you just one question, and if you give me an answer, I will tell you what right I have to do these things. 29 Jesus replied, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
30 Tell me, where did John's right to baptize come from: was it from God or from human beings?" 30 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"
31 They started to argue among themselves: "What shall we say? If we answer, "From God,' he will say, "Why, then, did you not believe John?' 31 They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
32 But if we say, "From human beings . . .' " (They were afraid of the people, because everyone was convinced that John had been a prophet.) 32 But if we say, 'From men' . . ." (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
33 So their answer to Jesus was, "We don't know." Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you, then, by what right I do these things." 33 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."