Mark 11

1 When they drew near to Yerushalayim, to Beit-Pagey and Beit-Anyah, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his talmidim,
2 and said to them, "Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Untie him, and bring him.
3 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord needs him;' and immediately he will send him back here."
4 They went away, and found a colt tied at the door outside in the open street, and they untied him.
5 Some of those who stood there asked them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
6 They said to them just as Yeshua had said, and they let them go.
7 They brought the colt to Yeshua, and threw their garments on him, and Yeshua sat on him.
8 Many spread their garments on the way, and others were cutting down branches from the trees, and spreading them on the road.
9 Those who went in front, and those who followed, cried, "Hoshia`na! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of the Lord! Hoshia`na in the highest!"
11 Yeshua entered into the temple in Yerushalayim. When he had looked around at everything, it being now evening, he went out to Beit-Anyah with the twelve.
12 The next day, when they had come out from Beit-Anyah, he was hungry.
13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14 Yeshua told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" and his talmidim heard it.
15 They came to Yerushalayim, and Yeshua entered into the temple, and began to throw out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold the doves.
16 He would not allow anyone to carry a container through the temple.
17 He taught, saying to them, "Isn't it written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?' But you have made it a den of robbers!"
18 The chief Kohanim and the Sofrim heard it, and sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.
19 When evening came, he went forth out of the city.
20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.
21 Kefa, remembering, said to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered away."
22 Yeshua answering said to them, "Have faith in God.
23 For most assuredly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says happens; he shall have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.
25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions."
27 They came again to Yerushalayim, and as he was walking in the temple, the chief Kohanim, and the Sofrim, and the Zakenim came to him,
28 and they began saying to him, "By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?"
29 Yeshua said to them, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30 The immersion of Yochanan -- was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me."
31 They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we should say, 'From heaven;' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
32 If we should say, 'From men'"--they feared the people, for all held Yochanan to really be a prophet.
33 They answered Yeshua, "We don't know." Yeshua said to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."
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