Christ rideth with triumph into Jerusalem:
Mark 11:1 And when they came nigh to Hierusalem, vnto Bethphage, and Bethanie, at the mount of Oliues, hee sendeth foorth two of his disciples, Mark 11:2 And saith vnto them, Goe your way into the village ouer against you, and assoone as ye bee entred into it, yee shall finde a colt tied, whereon neuer man sate, loose him, and bring him. Mark 11:3 And if any man say vnto you, Why doe yee this? Say yee, that the Lord hath need of him: and straightway he will send him hither. Mark 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the doore without, in a place where two wayes met: and they loose him. Mark 11:5 And certaine of them that stood there, said vnto them, What doe ye loosing the colt? Mark 11:6 And they said vnto them euen as Iesus had commanded: and they let them goe. Mark 11:7 And they brought the colt to Iesus, and cast their garments on him, and he sate vpon him. Mark 11:8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut downe branches of the trees, and strawed them in the way. Mark 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cryed, saying, [Hosanna], blessed is hee that commeth in the Name of the Lord. Mark 11:10 Blessed be the kingdome of our father Dauid, that commeth in the Name of the Lord, [Hosanna] in the highest. Mark 11:11 And Iesus entred into Hierusalem, and into the Temple, and when hee had looked round about vpon all things, & now the euentide was come, he went out vnto Bethanie with the twelue.
curseth the fruitless leafy tree:
Mark 11:12 And on the morow when they were come from Bethanie, hee was hungry. Mark 11:13 And seeing a figtree a farre off, hauing leaues, hee came, if haply hee might find any thing thereon, & when he came to it, hee found nothing but leaues: for the time of figs was not [yet]. Mark 11:14 And Iesus answered, and said vnto it, No man eate fruite of thee hereafter for euer. And his disciples heard [it].
purgeth the Temple:
Mark 11:15 And they come to Hierusalem, and Iesus went into the Temple, and beganne to cast out them that sold and bought in the Temple, and ouerthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doues, Mark 11:16 And would not suffer that any man should carie any vessell thorow the Temple. Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying vnto them, Is it not written, My house shalbe called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye haue made it a den of theeues. Mark 11:18 And the Scribes and chiefe Priests heard [it], and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. Mark 11:19 And when Euen was come, Hee went out of the citie.
exhorteth his disciples to stedfastness of faith, and to forgive their enemies:
Mark 11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried vp from the roots. Mark 11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith vnto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst, is withered away. Mark 11:22 And Iesus answering, saith vnto them, Haue faith in God. Mark 11:23 For verely I say vnto you, that whosoeuer shall say vnto this mountaine, Bee thou remoued, and bee thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall beleeue that those things which hee saith, shall come to passe: he shal haue whatsoeuer he saith. Mark 11:24 Therfore I say vnto you, What things soeuer ye desire when ye pray, beleeue that ye receiue [them], and ye shall haue [them]. Mark 11:25 And when ye stand, praying, forgiue, if ye haue ought against any: that your Father also which is in heauen, may forgiue you your trespasses. Mark 11:26 But if you doe not forgiue, neither will your Father which is in heauen, forgiue your trespasses.
and defendeth the lawfulness of his actions, by the witness of John, who was a man sent of God.
Mark 11:27 And they come againe to Hierusalem, and as he was walking in the Temple, there come to him the chiefe Priests, and the Scribes, & the Elders, Mark 11:28 And say vnto him, By what authoritie doest thou these things? and who gaue thee this authority to doe these things? Mark 11:29 And Iesus answered, and saide vnto them, I will also aske of you one question, and answere me, and I will tell you by what authoritie I doe these things. Mark 11:30 The baptisme of Iohn, was it from heauen, or of men? Answere me. Mark 11:31 And they reasoned with themselues, saying, If we shall say, From heauen, he will say, Why then did ye not beleeue him? Mark 11:32 But if we shall say, Of men, they feared the people: for all men counted Iohn, that he was a Prophet indeed. Mark 11:33 And they answered and said vnto Iesus, We cannot tell. And Iesus answering, saith vnto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I doe these things.