1 AND when they came near to Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 2 and said to them, Go into the village opposite to you, and as you enter it you will immediately find a colt tied, on which no man ever sat; untie him and bring him. 3 And if any one says to you, Why do you do this? say, The Lord has need of him, and he will immediately send him.
4 And they went and found a colt tied at the door without, at the crossing of the streets, and they untied him. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, Why do you untie the colt? 6 And they said as Jesus directed, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and put on it their clothes, and he sat on it.
8 And many spread their clothes in the way; and others cutting branches from the trees spread them in the way; 9 and those who went before, and those who followed, cried, Hosanna! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David, which is coming! Hosanna in the highest [heavens]!
11 And Jesus went into Jerusalem, and into the temple, and looking round on all things when it was now evening he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the next day as they returned from Bethany he was hungry; 13 and seeing a fig tree at a distance having leaves, he went to see if he could find any thing on it. And having come to it, he found nothing except leaves, for it was not time for figs. 14 And he spoke and said to it, Let no one eat fruit of you forever! And his disciples heard him.
15 And they came to Jerusalem, and going into the temple he cast out those that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the brokers, and the seats of those that sold doves, 16 and permitted no one to carry a vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught them, saying, It is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations; but you have made it a den of robbers. 18 And the scribes and chief priests came and sought how they might destroy him, for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his teaching.
20 And passing along in the morning, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter remembering, said to him, Rabbi, behold the fig tree which you cursed is dried up.
22 And Jesus answered and said to them, Have faith in God; 23 I tell you truly, that whoever shall say to this mountain, be raised up and be cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he says will be done, whatever he says shall be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever which you ask in prayer, believe that you shall receive them, and you shall have them. 25 And when you stand praying, forgive if you have any thing against any, that your Father in heaven may also forgive your offenses. 26 (Added verse not retained in Sawyer)
27 And they came again to Jerusalem; and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and scribes, and elders came to him, 28 and said to him, By what authority do you do these things? or who gave you this authority to do them?
29 And Jesus 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 baptism of John; was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we say from heaven, he will say, Why did you not believe him? 32 But if we say from men, they feared the people, for all considered John as a prophet indeed. 33 And they answered and said to Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.