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1 As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them 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 "Go into that village over there," he told them, "and as soon as you enter it, you will see a colt tied there 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 If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, 'The Lord needs it and will return it 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 The two disciples left and found the colt standing in the street, tied outside a house. 4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
5 As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, "What are you doing, untying that colt?" 5 some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
6 They said what Jesus had told them to say, and they were permitted to take it. 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over 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 in the crowd spread their coats on the road ahead of Jesus, and others cut leafy branches in the fields and spread them along the way. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
9 He was in the center of the procession, and the crowds all around him were shouting, "Praise 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 Bless the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Praise God in highest heaven!" 10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
11 So Jesus came to Jerusalem and went into the Temple. He looked around carefully at everything, and then he left because it was late in the afternoon. Then 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 morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus felt hungry. 12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 He noticed a fig tree a little way off that was in full leaf, so he went over to see if he could find any figs on it. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. 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 your fruit again!" And the 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 they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the merchants and their customers. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the stalls of those 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 and he stopped everyone from bringing in merchandise. 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
17 He taught them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a place of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a den of 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 leading priests and teachers of religious law heard what Jesus had done, they began planning how to kill him. But they were afraid of him because the people were so enthusiastic about Jesus' 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 the disciples left the city. 19 When evening came, they went out of the city.
20 The next morning as they passed by the fig tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it was withered from the roots. 20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
21 Peter remembered what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous day and exclaimed, "Look, Teacher! The fig tree you cursed has withered!" 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "Have faith in God. 22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
23 I assure you that you can say to this mountain, 'May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and your command will be obeyed. All that's required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart. 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 Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too." 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 By this time they had arrived in Jerusalem again. As Jesus was walking through the Temple area, the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders came up to him. They demanded, 27 "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"
28 "By whose authority did you drive out the merchants from the Temple? Who gave you such 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 "I'll tell who gave me authority to do these things if you answer one question," Jesus replied. 29 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"
30 "Did John's baptism come from heaven or was it merely human? 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 talked it over among themselves. "If we say it was from heaven, he will ask why we didn't believe him. 31 But if we say, 'From men' . . ." (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
32 But do we dare say it was merely human?" For they were afraid that the people would start a riot, since everyone thought 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 finally replied, "We don't know." And Jesus responded, "Then I won't answer your question either." 33