Christ rideth with triumph into Jerusalem:
Mark 11:1 And when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sends two of his disciples, Mark 11:2 and says to them, Go into the village which is over against you, and immediately on entering into it ye will find a colt tied, upon which no [child] of man has ever sat: loose it and lead it [here]. Mark 11:3 And if any one say to you, Why do ye this? say, The Lord has need of it; and straightway he sends it hither. Mark 11:4 And they departed, and found a colt bound to the door without at the crossway, and they loose him. Mark 11:5 And some of those who stood there said to them, What are ye doing, loosing the colt? Mark 11:6 And they said to them as Jesus had commanded. And they let them [do it]. Mark 11:7 And they led the colt to Jesus, and cast their clothes upon it, and he sat on it; Mark 11:8 and many strewed their clothes on the way, and others cut down branches from the trees [and went on strewing them on the way]. Mark 11:9 And those going on before and those following cried out, Hosanna! blessed [be] he that comes in [the] Lord's name. Mark 11:10 Blessed [be] the coming kingdom of our father David. Hosanna in the highest! Mark 11:11 And he entered into Jerusalem and into the temple; and having looked round on all things, the hour being already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
curseth the fruitless leafy tree:
Mark 11:12 And on the morrow, when they were gone out of Bethany, he hungered. Mark 11:13 And seeing from afar off a fig-tree which had leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find something on it. And having come up to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the time of figs. Mark 11:14 And answering he said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard [it].
purgeth the Temple:
Mark 11:15 And they come to Jerusalem, and entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold and who bought in the temple, and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of the dove-sellers, Mark 11:16 and suffered not that any one should carry any package through the temple. Mark 11:17 And he taught saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but *ye* have made it a den of robbers. Mark 11:18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard [it], and they sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the crowd were astonished at his doctrine. Mark 11:19 And when it was evening he went forth without the city.
exhorteth his disciples to stedfastness of faith, and to forgive their enemies:
Mark 11:20 And passing by early in the morning they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots. Mark 11:21 And Peter, remembering [what Jesus had said], says to him, Rabbi, see, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is dried up. Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering says to them, Have faith in God. Mark 11:23 Verily I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says takes place, whatever he shall say shall come to pass for him. Mark 11:24 For this reason I say to you, All things whatsoever ye pray for and ask, believe that ye receive it, and it shall come to pass for you. Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive if ye have anything against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your offences. Mark 11:26 But if *ye* do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your offences.
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 again to Jerusalem. And as he walked about in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders come to him, Mark 11:28 and they say to him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority, that thou shouldest do these things? Mark 11:29 And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you one thing, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: Mark 11:30 The baptism of John, was it of heaven, or of men? answer me. Mark 11:31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why [then] have ye not believed him? Mark 11:32 but should we say, Of menthey feared the people; for all held of John that he was truly a prophet. Mark 11:33 And they answering say to Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus [answering] says to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.