1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethpage, and Bethany, besides Mount Olivet, he sent forth two of his disciples, 2 and said unto them, "Go your ways into the town that is over against you. And as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt bound, whereon never man sat: loose him and bring him hither. 3 And if any man say unto you, 'Why do ye so?' say that the Lord hath need of him: and straightway he will send him hither."
4 And they went their way, and found a colt tied by the door without, in a place where two ways met, and they loosed him. 5 And divers of them that stood there, said unto them, "What do ye loosing the colt?" 6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded them. And they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him, and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way. Others cut down branches of the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And they that went before and they that followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna: blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 10 Blessed be the kingdom that cometh in the name of him that is Lord of our father David. Hosanna in the highest."
11 And the Lord entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple. And when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered, 13 and he spied a fig tree afar off, having leaves, and went to see whether he might find anything thereon: but when he came thereto, he found nothing but leaves. For the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and said to it, "Never man eat fruit of thee hereafter while the world standeth." And his disciples heard it.
15 And they came to Jerusalem, and Jesus went into the temple: and began to cast out the sellers and buyers in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the stools of them that sold doves: 16 and would not suffer that any man carried a vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, "Is it not written, how that my house shall be called 'The house of prayer unto all nations?' But ye have made it a den of thieves." 18 And the scribes and high priests heard it and sought how to destroy him. For they feared him, because all the people marveled at his doctrine.
19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20 And in the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up by the roots. 21 And Peter remembered, and said unto him, "Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst, is withered away."
22 And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Have confidence in God. 23 Verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, 'Take away thyself, and cast thyself into the sea'; and shall not waver in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he sayeth shall come to pass, whatsoever he sayeth shall be done to him. 24 Therefore I say unto you, Whatsoever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye shall have it and it shall be done unto you. 25 And when ye stand and pray: forgive, if ye have anything against any man; 26 that your father also which is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses."
27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he walked in the temple, there came to him the high priests, and the scribes, and the elders, 28 and said unto him, "By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority, to do these things?"
29 Jesus answered, and said unto them, "I will also ask of you a certain thing, and answer ye me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 The baptism of John: was it from heaven, or of men? Answer me."
31 And they thought in themselves, saying, "If we shall say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why then did ye not believe him?' 32 But if we shall say, 'Of men,' then fear we the people. For all men counted John, that he was a very prophet." 33 And they answered, and said unto Jesus, "We cannot tell." And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Neither will I tell you, by what authority I do these things."