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Mark 11 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As Jesus and his followers were coming closer to Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany near the Mount of Olives. From there Jesus sent two of his followers 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples,
2 and said to them, "Go to the town you can see there. When you enter it, you will quickly find a colt tied, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here to me. 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 why you are doing this, tell him its Master needs the colt, and he will send it 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 followers went into the town, found a colt tied in the street near the door of a house, and untied it. 4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
5 Some people were standing there and asked, "What are you doing? Why are you untying that colt?" 5 some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
6 The followers answered the way Jesus told them to answer, and the people let them take the colt. 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
7 They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it, and Jesus sat on it. 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
8 Many people spread their coats on the road. Others cut 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 The people were walking ahead of Jesus and behind him, shouting, "Praise God! God bless 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 God bless the kingdom of our father David! That kingdom is coming! 10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the Temple. After he had looked at everything, since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve apostles. 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 Jesus was leaving Bethany, he became hungry. 12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 Seeing a fig tree in leaf from far away, he went to see if it had any figs on it. But he found no figs, only leaves, because it was not the right 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 So Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And Jesus' followers heard him say 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 Jesus returned to Jerusalem, he went into the Temple and began to throw out those who were buying and selling there. He turned over the tables of those who were exchanging different kinds of money, and he upset the benches of those who were selling doves. 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 Jesus refused to allow anyone to carry goods through the Temple courts. 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
17 Then he taught the people, saying, "It is written in the Scriptures, 'My Temple will be called a house for prayer for people from all nations.' But you are changing God's house into a 'hideout for robbers.'" 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 leading priests and the teachers of the law heard all this and began trying to find a way to kill Jesus. They were afraid of him, because all the people were 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 That evening, Jesus and his followers left the city. 19 When evening came, they went out of the city.
20 The next morning as Jesus was passing by with his followers, they saw the fig tree dry and dead, even to the roots. 20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
21 Peter remembered the tree and said to Jesus, "Teacher, look! The fig tree you cursed is dry and dead!" 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
22 Jesus answered, "Have faith in God. 22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, 'Go, fall into the sea.' And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that what you say will happen, God will do it for you. 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 So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25 When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins." 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 followers went again to Jerusalem. As Jesus was walking in the Temple, the leading priests, the teachers of the law, and the older 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 said to him, "What authority do you have to do these things? Who gave you this authority?" 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 answered, "I will ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you what authority I have to do these things. 29 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"
30 Tell me: When John baptized people, was that authority from God or just from other people?" 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 argued about Jesus' question, saying, "If we answer, 'John's baptism was from God,' Jesus will say, '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, 'It was from other people,' the crowd will be against us." (These leaders were afraid of the people, because all the people believed that John was a 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 said to them, "Then I won't tell you what authority I have to do these things." 33