1 And when they approached Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 and said to them, Go into the village opposite to you, and you will immediately find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie them, and lead them to me: 3 and if any one asks you why, say that the Lord has need of them, and he will immediately send them.
4 But all this was done that the words spoken by the prophet might be fulfilled, who says;
5 Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king comes to you, meek, seated on an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 and brought the ass and the colt, and put garments on them, and he sat on them. 8 And a vast multitude spread their garments in the way, and others cut branches from the trees and scattered them in the way; 9 and the multitudes that went before, and those that followed, cried saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest [heavens]!
10 And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus, the prophet who is from Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the brokers, and the seats of those that sold doves, 13 and said to them, It is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer; but you make it a den of robbers.
14 And the blind and crippled came to him in the temple, and he cured them. 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful works which he performed, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! they were displeased, 16 and said to him, Do you hear what these say? And Jesus said to them, Yes. Have you never read, that out of the mouths of babes and nursing infants, you have perfected praise?
17 And he left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
18 And returning into the city in the morning he was hungry; 19 and seeing a fig tree by the way he went to it, and found nothing on it, except leaves only, and he said to it, Let there be no fruit on you forever. And the fig tree immediately withered,
20 and the disciples seeing it, wondered and said, How soon is this fig tree withered!
21 Jesus answered and said to them, I tell you truly, that if you have faith and doubt not, you shall not only do this of the fig tree, but if you should say to this mountain, Be taken up and be cast into the sea, it would be done; 22 and all things whatever which you ask in prayer believing, you shall receive.
23 AND Jesus having gone into the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority do you do these things? and who gave you this authority?
24 Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one question, which, if you tell me, I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Whence was the baptism of John? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned within themselves, saying, If we say from heaven, he will say to us, Why did you not believe him? 26 But if we say from men, we fear the multitude, for all regard John as a prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We do not know. And he said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
28 But what do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first, and said, Son, go and work to-day in the vineyard.
29 But he answered and said, I will not; but afterwards he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the other, and said the same. And he answered and said, I will go sir, but went not.
31 Which of the two did the will of the father? They said to him, The first. Jesus said to them, I tell you truly, that the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in a way of righteousness, and you believed him not; but the publicans and harlots believed him; and when you saw this, you did not afterwards repent, that you might believe him.
33 Hear another parable: There was a man, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge around it, and dug a wine vat in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad. 34 And when the time of the fruits approached he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first; and they treated them in the same manner. 37 And afterwards he sent them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and take his inheritance. 39 And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen?
41 They said to him, He will inflict on those men a miserable death, and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of a corner? this is from the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes?
43 I tell you, therefore, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation yielding its fruits. 44 (Added verse not retained in Sawyer)
45 And the chief priests and Pharisees hearing his parables, knew that he spoke of them; 46 and they sought to take him, but feared the people, because they regarded him as a prophet.