Mark 11 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As they all approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent out two of his disciples. 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 to the village ahead of you. Just as you enter it, you will find a donkey's colt tied there. No one has ever ridden it. 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 Someone may ask you, 'Why are you doing this?' If so, say, 'The Lord needs it. But he will send it back here soon.' " 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 left. They found a colt out in the street. It was tied at a doorway. They untied it. 4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
5 Some people standing there 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 They answered as Jesus had told them to. So the people 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. They threw their coats over it. Then he 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 spread branches they had cut in the fields. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
9 Those in front and those in back shouted, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" #1(Psalm 118:25,26)#2 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 the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!" 10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything. But it was already late. So he went out to Bethany with the Twelve. 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 and his disciples were leaving Bethany, they were hungry. 12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 Not too far away, he saw a fig tree. It was covered with leaves. He went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves. It was not 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 Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And his disciples heard him say it. 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 reached Jerusalem, he entered the temple area. He began chasing out those who were buying and selling there. He turned over the tables of the people who were exchanging money. He also turned over 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 He would not allow anyone to carry items for sale through the temple courtyards. 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
17 Then he taught them. He told them, "It is written that the Lord said, " 'My house will be called a house where people from all nations can pray.' #1(Isaiah 56:7)#2 But you have made it a 'den for robbers.' "#1(Jeremiah 7:11)#2 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 about this. They began looking for a 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 In the morning as Jesus and his disciples walked along, they saw the fig tree. It was dried up all the way down to the roots. 20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
21 Peter remembered. He said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you put a curse on has dried up!" 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
22 "Have faith in God," Jesus said. 22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
23 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Suppose one of you says to this mountain, 'Go and throw yourself into the sea.' You must not doubt in your heart. You must believe that what you say will happen. Then it will be done 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, when you pray for something, believe that you have already received it. Then 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 And when you stand praying, forgive anyone you have anything against. Then your Father in heaven will 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. "
27 Jesus and his disciples arrived again in Jerusalem. He was walking in the temple courtyards. Then the chief priests came to him. The teachers of the law and the elders came too. 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 "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "Who gave you authority to do this?" 28 "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"
29 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 replied, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
30 Was John's baptism from heaven? Or did it come from men? Tell me!" 30 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"
31 They talked to each other about it. They said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?' 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 what if we say, 'From men'?" They were afraid of the people. Everyone believed that John really was a prophet. 32 But if we say, 'From men' . . ." (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
33 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus said, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things either." 33 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."