Christ rideth with triumph into Jerusalem:
Mark 11:1 And when they came nere to Hierusalem, to Bethphage and Bethania vnto the mount of Oliues, he sent forth two of his disciples, Mark 11:2 And sayd vnto them, Goe your wayes into that towne that is ouer against you, and assoone as ye shall enter into it, ye shall finde a colte tied, whereon neuer man sate: loose him, and bring him. Mark 11:3 And if any man say vnto you, Why doe ye this? Say that the Lord hath neede of him, and straightway he will send him hither. Mark 11:4 And they went their way, and found a colt tyed by the doore without, in a place where two wayes met, and they loosed him. Mark 11:5 Then certaine of them, that stoode there, sayd vnto them, What doe ye loosing the colt? Mark 11:6 And they sayde vnto them, as Iesus had commanded them: So they let them goe. Mark 11:7 And they brought the colte to Iesus, & cast their garments on him, and he sate vpon him. Mark 11:8 And many spred their garments in the way: other cut downe branches off the trees, & strawed them in the way. Mark 11:9 And they that went before, and they that folowed, cryed, saying, Hosanna: blessed be hee that commeth in the Name of the Lord. Mark 11:10 Blessed be the kingdome that commeth in the Name of the Lorde of our father Dauid: Hosanna, O thou which art in the highest heauens. Mark 11:11 So Iesus entred into Hierusalem, and into the Temple: and when he had looked about on all things, and now it was euening, he went forth vnto Bethania with the twelue.
curseth the fruitless leafy tree:
Mark 11:12 And on the morowe when they were come out from Bethania, he was hungry. Mark 11:13 And seeing a fig tree afarre off, that had leaues, he went to see if he might finde any thing thereon: but when he came vnto it, hee found nothing but leaues: for the time of figges was not yet. Mark 11:14 Then Iesus answered, and sayd to it, Neuer man eate fruite of thee hereafter while the world standeth: and his disciples heard it.
purgeth the Temple:
Mark 11:15 And they came to Hierusalem, & Iesus went into the Temple, & began to cast out them that solde and bought in the Temple, and ouerthrewe the tables of the money changers, and the seates of them that solde doues. Mark 11:16 Neither would hee suffer that any man should cary a vessell through the Temple. Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying vnto them, Is it not written, Mine house shalbe called the house of prayer vnto all nations? but you haue made it a denne of theeues. Mark 11:18 And the Scribes and hie Priestes heard it, and sought howe to destroy him: for they feared him, because the whole multitude was astonied at his doctrine. Mark 11:19 But when euen was come, Iesus 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 iourneyed together, they saw the figge tree dried vp from the rootes. Mark 11:21 Then Peter remembred, and said vnto him, Master, beholde, the figge tree which thou cursedst, is withered. Mark 11:22 And Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Haue the faith of God. Mark 11:23 For verely I say vnto you, that whosoeuer shall say vnto this mountaine, Be thou taken away, and cast into the sea, and shall not wauer in his heart, but shall beleeue that those things which he saieth, shal come to passe, whatsoeuer he saieth, shall be done to him. Mark 11:24 Therefore I say vnto you, Whatsoeuer ye desire when ye pray, beleeue that ye shall haue it, and it shalbe done vnto you. Mark 11:25 But when ye shall stand, and pray, forgiue, if ye haue any thing against any man, that your Father also which is in heauen, may forgiue you your trespasses. Mark 11:26 For if you will not forgiue, your Father which is in heauen, will not pardon you your trespasses.
and defendeth the lawfulness of his actions, by the witness of John, who was a man sent of God.
Mark 11:27 Then they came againe to Hierusalem: and as he walked in the Temple, there came to him ye hie Priestes, & the Scribes, & the Elders, Mark 11:28 And said vnto him, By what authoritie doest thou these things? and who gaue thee this authoritie, that thou shouldest doe these things? Mark 11:29 Then Iesus answered, and saide vnto them, I will also aske of you a certaine thing, & answere ye me, and I will tell you by what authoritie I do these things. Mark 11:30 The baptisme of Iohn, was it from heauen, or of men? answere me. Mark 11:31 And they thought 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 say, Of men, we feare the people: for all men counted Iohn, that he was a Prophet in deede. Mark 11:33 Then they answered, and saide vnto Iesus, We cannot tell; Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Neither will I tell you by what authoritie I doe these things.