1And when they came near to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent forth two of his disciples,
2And said unto them,
Go your way into the village opposite you: and as soon as you are entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, on which never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
3And if any man say unto you, Why do you this? say that the Lord has need of him; and immediately he will send him here.
4And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside in a place where two ways met; and they loosed him.
5And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What are you doing, loosing the colt?
6And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
7And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
8And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and spread them in the way.
9And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord:
10Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that came in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
11And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked around upon all things, and now the evening was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
12And on the next day, when they had come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14And Jesus answered and said unto it,
No man eat fruit of you hereafter forever.
And his disciples heard it.
15And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16And would not allow that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17And he taught, saying unto them,
Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.
18And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine.
19And when evening was come, he went out of the city.
20And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him, Teacher, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.
22And Jesus answering said unto them,
Have faith in God.
23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he said.
24Therefore I say unto you, whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you shall have them.
25And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any: that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
27And they came again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there came to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
28And said unto him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things?
29And Jesus answered and said unto them,
I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
31And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?
32But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
33And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering said unto them,
Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.