1 And when they came near to Jerusalem, even to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, He sendeth two of his disciples, 2 and saith to them, Go into the village over against you, and as soon as ye enter into it, ye will find a colt tied, on which no man hath yet sat; loose him, and bring him to me. 3 And if any one say to you, Why do ye so? tell him, that the Lord hath need of it, and he will immediately send it hither.
4 And they went and found the colt tied at a door abroad, where two ways met, and they untied it. 5 And some of the people that stood there, said to them, What do ye mean by untying the colt? 6 And they answered them as Jesus had ordered, and they permitted them. 7 So they brought the colt to Jesus, and laid their garments on it, and He sat upon it.
8 And many spread their clothes in the way; and others cut off branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. 9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna, blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that is coming in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.
11 And Jesus went into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and when He had looked round upon every thing, it being now late in the day, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, as they came from Bethany, He was hungry: 13 and seeing a fig-tree at a distance, with leaves, He went to see if He might find any thing upon it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; (for the time of gathering figs was not yet come:) And Jesus spake and said unto it, 14 Let no one ever eat fruit of thee hereafter. And his disciples heard it.
15 Then they came to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to turn out those that sold and bought in the court of the temple, and threw down the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves: 16 and suffered not any one to carry a burthen through the courts of the temple.
17 And He taught them, saying, Is it not written, my house shall be called an house of prayer for all nations? But ye have made it a den of thieves. 18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how to destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were struck with his doctrine.
20 And in the morning, as they were passing by it, they saw the fig-tree withered from the roots. 21 And Peter remembring the tree, saith unto Him, Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou cursedst, is withered.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God: for verily I tell you, 23 that whosoever shall say to this mountain, "Be thou removed and cast into the sea," and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith shall be done, he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye ask in prayer, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 But when ye pray, forgive, if ye have any thing against any one, that your heavenly Father may also forgive you your trespasses: 26 but if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive you your trespasses.
27 And they come again to Jerusalem, and as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and scribes, and elders come to Him, 28 and ask Him, By what authority dost thou these things, and who gave thee this authority, to do thus?
29 But Jesus said to them, I also 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 from men? answer me.
31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, from heaven; He will say, why then did ye not believe him? 32 but if we should say, from men --- they feared the people: (for they they all thought that John was a prophet indeed:) 33 and they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus replied and said unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.