1 And when they draw nigh to Jerusalem and to Bethany, to the Mount of Olives, He sends away two of His disciples, 2 and says to them, Go into the village over against you: and immediately entering into it, you will find a colt tied, on which no one of men has ever sat; loosing him, lead him away. 3 And if any one may say to you, Why do you this? say to him, that the Lord hath need of him; and immediately he sends him hither.
4 Then they departed, and found the colt tied at the door without at the crossing of the road; and they are loosing him. 5 And certain ones of those standing there said to them, What are you doing, loosing the colt? 6 And they said to them as Jesus commanded: and they permitted them. 7 And they lead the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat on him.
8 And many strewed their garments in the road; and others were cutting down the branches of the trees, (and strewing them in the road), 9 And those going before, and those following after, continued to cry out, Hosanna: blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David: Hosanna in the highest!
11 And He came into Jerusalem, into the temple; and looking round upon all things, the hour being already late, He went out into Bethany along with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, they going out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing a fig-tree at a distance, having leaves, He came, if perchance He shall find something on it: and having come to it, He found nothing except leaves; for it was not the time of the figs. 14 And responding He said to it, Let no one ever eat fruit from thee. And His disciples heard Him.
15 And they come into Jerusalem: and He having come into the temple, began to cast out the buyers and sellers in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the money-exchangers, and the seats of those selling doves; 16 and He did not suffer that any one should carry a vessel through the temple.
17 And He was teaching, saying to them, Is it not written, That my house shall be called a house of prayer for all the Gentiles? But you have made it a den of thieves. 18 And the scribes and high priests heard Him, seeking how they might destroy Him: for they feared Him, because all the multitude were delighted with His teaching.
19 And when it was evening, He departed out of the city.
20 And going along in the morning, they saw the fig-tree utterly withered from the roots. 21 And Peter remembering says to Him, Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou didst execrate is withered away.
22 And Jesus responding says to them, Have God's faith. 23 Truly I say unto you, That whosoever may say to this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and may not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says does take place; it shall be unto him. 24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever you pray for and ask, believe that you just now received them, and they shall be unto you. 25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have aught against any one; in order that your Father who is in the heavens may forgive you your trespasses. 26 OMITTED TEXT
27 They come again into Jerusalem. And He walking round in the temple, the high priests, and scribes, and elders come to Him; 28 and they said to Him, By what authority are you doing these things? and who gave you this authority that you may do them?
29 And Jesus said to them, I will ask you one word, and you respond to me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? answer me.
31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we may say, It is from heaven; He will say, Why did you not believe on him? 32 But if we may say, From men; they feared the people: for all held John that he was a prophet. 33 And responding they say to Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus says to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.