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The Triumphal Entry
(Zechariah 9:9-13; Matthew 21:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)
1And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sends forth two of his disciples,
2And said to them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as you be entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, where on never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
3And if any man say to you, Why do you this? say you that the Lord has need of him; and straightway he will send him here.
4And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
5And certain of them that stood there said to them, What do you, loosing the colt?
6And they said to 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 on him.
8And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strewed 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 comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
11And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about on all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
(Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:20-26)
12And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing 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 to it, No man eat fruit of you hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:12-17; Luke 19:45-48; John 2:12-25)
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 moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17And he taught, saying to 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 was astonished at his doctrine.
19And when even was come, he went out of the city.
The Withered Fig Tree
(Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14)
20And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21And Peter calling to remembrance said to him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.
22And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God.
23For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you 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 whatever he said.
24Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.
25And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Jesus' Authority Challenged
(Matthew 21:23-27; Luke 20:1-8)
27And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
28And say to him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things?
29And Jesus answered and said to 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 with 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 to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.