Mark 11

Thomson(i) 1 And when they approach Jerusalem, being come as far as Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount of olives, he sendeth two of his disciples, 2 and saith to them, Go to that village over against you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, on which no man ever rode. Loose it, and bring it. 3 And if any one say, Why do ye this? Say, The master hath need of it, and will quickly send it back hither. 4 So they went, and found the colt tied before the door, at a place where two ways met. And as they were loosing it, 5 some of the people standing there, said to them, What do you mean by untying the colt? 6 And they answered them as Jesus had ordered; upon which they let them go. 7 So they brought the colt to Jesus; and when they had laid their mantles thereon, he sat upon it. 8 And many spread their mantles on the way; 'and others cut sprigs from the trees, and strewed them in the way. 9 And they who went before, and they who followed, cried, saying, Hosanna! Blessed he who is coming in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed the approaching reign of our father David! that coming in the name of the Lord, Hosanna, in the highest! 11 So Jesus entered Jerusalem, and into the temple, and when he had taken a survey of all, as it was now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. 12 And on the morrow, as they were coming out from Bethany, he was hungry, 13 and seeing a fig tree at a distance, full of leaves, he went to see if he could find any fruit on it [for the time to gather figs was not come] but going to it he found nothing but leaves. 14 Thereupon Jesus said to it, Henceforth let no one ever eat fruit of thee. And his disciples heard. 15 Then they came to Jerusalem, and Jesus, having entered the temple, began with turning out them who were buying and selling in the temple. And he overturned the tables of the money changers, and the stalls of them who sold doves, 16 and suffered no one to carry a vessel through the temple. 17 And he taught, saying, Is it not written, "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations;" but you have made it a den of robbers. 18 When the Scribes, and the chief priests heard this, they sought how to destroy him, for they were afraid of him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine. 19 Now, when evening was come, he went out of the city. 20 And next morning, as they were passing by; they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 Whereupon Peter, recollecting, saith to him, Rabbi, Behold the fig tree which thou cursedst, is quite dried up. 22 In reply to which, Jesus saith to them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say to you, If one should say to that mountain, Be thou lifted up and cast into the sea; and have no doubt in his mind, but believe that what he saith cometh to pass; whatever he may command shall be done for him. 24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive, and you shall have them. 25 But when you stand praying, if you have any ground of complaint against any one, forgive him; that your father who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 For if you do not forgive, neither will your father, who is in heaven, forgive you your trespasses. 27 Then they come again to Jerusalem; and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the Scribes, and the elders, come to him, 28 and say to him, By what authority doest thou these things? And, Who hath given thee authority that thou shouldst do such things? 29 And Jesus, answering, 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 Was the baptism of John from heaven or of men? Answer me. 31 Upon this they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 32 But if we say, From men; they feared the people; for all held John to be really a prophet. 33 So they in reply; say to Jesus, We cannot tell. There upon Jesus answering, saith to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.