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1 When they came near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead of him. 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples,
2 He said to them, "Go into the village ahead of you. As you enter it, you will find a young donkey tied there. No one has ever sat on it. Untie it, and bring it. 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 If anyone asks you what you are doing, say that the Lord needs it. That person will send it here 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 The disciples found the young donkey in the street. It was 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 men standing there asked them, "Why are you untying that donkey?" 5 some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
6 The disciples answered them as Jesus had told them. So the men let them go. 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
7 They brought the donkey to Jesus, put their coats on it, and he sat on it. 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
8 Many spread their coats on the road. Others cut leafy branches in the fields 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 Those who went ahead and those who followed him were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is the one 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 Blessed is our ancestor David's kingdom that is coming! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" 10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
11 Jesus came into Jerusalem and went into the temple courtyard, where he looked around at everything. Since it was already late, he went out with the twelve apostles to Bethany. 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, when they left Bethany, Jesus became hungry. 12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 In the distance he saw a fig tree with leaves. He went to see if he could find any figs on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves because it wasn't the season 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 Then he said to the tree, "No one will ever eat fruit from you again!" His disciples heard this. 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 came to Jerusalem, Jesus went into the temple courtyard and began to throw out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the moneychangers' tables and the chairs 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 He would not let anyone carry anything across the temple courtyard. 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
17 Then he taught them by saying, "Scripture says, 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a gathering place 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 When the chief priests and scribes heard him, they looked for a way to kill him. They were afraid of him because he amazed all the crowds with 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 (Every evening Jesus and his disciples would leave the city.) 19 When evening came, they went out of the city.
20 While Jesus and his disciples were walking early in the morning, they saw that the fig tree had dried up. 20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
21 Peter remembered [what Jesus had said], so he said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has dried up." 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
22 Jesus said to them, "Have faith in God! 22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
23 I can guarantee this truth: This is what will be done for someone who doesn't doubt but believes what he says will happen: He can say to this mountain, 'Be uprooted and thrown into the sea,' and 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 That's why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25 Whenever you pray, forgive anything you have against anyone. Then your Father in heaven will forgive your failures." 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. "
26 26 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.
27 Jesus and his disciples returned to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple courtyard, the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders came to him. 27 "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"
28 They asked him, "What gives you the right to do these things? Who told you that you could do this?" 28 Jesus replied, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
29 Jesus said to them, "I'll ask you a question. Answer me, and then I'll tell you why I have the right to do these things. 29 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"
30 Did John's right to baptize come from heaven or from humans? Answer me!" 30 They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
31 They discussed this among themselves. They said, "If we say, 'from heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?' 31 But if we say, 'From men' . . ." (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
32 But if we say, 'from humans,' [then what will happen]?" They were afraid of the people. All the people thought of John as a true prophet. 32 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
33 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus told them, "Then I won't tell you why I have the right to do these things." 33