Christ rideth with triumph into Jerusalem:
Mark 11:1 And, when they are drawing near unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, towards the Mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, Mark 11:2 and saith unto themGo your way into the village that is over against you, and, straightway, as ye are entering it, ye shall find a colt tied, upon which, no, man, yet, hath sat: loose him, and bring him. Mark 11:3 And, if anyone unto you should sayWhy are ye doing this? sayThe Lord, of him hath need; and, straightway, he sendeth him off again here. Mark 11:4 And they departed, and found a colt, tied unto a door outside, on the street,and they are loosing him. Mark 11:5 And, certain of them that were there standing, were saying unto themWhat are ye doing, loosing the colt? Mark 11:6 and they said unto them as, Jesus, said,and they let them go. Mark 11:7 And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and throw upon him their mantles,and he took his seat upon him. Mark 11:8 And, many, spread out, their mantles, along the way, and, others, young branches,cutting them out of the fields. Mark 11:9 And, they who were going before, and they who were following after, were crying aloudHosanna! Blessed, is he that is coming in the name of the Lord! Mark 11:10 Blessed, is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest! Mark 11:11 And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple, and, looking round on all things, late already being the hour, he went out into Bethany, with the twelve.
curseth the fruitless leafy tree:
Mark 11:12 And, on the morrow, when they came forth from Bethany, he hungered; Mark 11:13 and, seeing a fig-tree from afar, having leaves, he came . . . if, therefore, he should find aught in it, and, coming up to it, nothing, found he, save, leaves; for it was not, the season, of figs. Mark 11:14 And, answering, he said unto itNo more, unto times age-abiding, let anyone of thee, eat fruit. And his disciples were listening.
purgeth the Temple:
Mark 11:15 And they come into Jerusalem. And, entering into the temple, he began to be casting out them who were selling and them who were buying in the temple, and, the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them who were selling doves, he overthrew, Mark 11:16 and was not suffering that anyone should carry a vessel through the temple; Mark 11:17 and was teaching, and sayingIs it not written, My house, a house of prayer, shall be called, for all the nations? but, ye, have made it, A den of robbers. Mark 11:18 And the High-priests and the Scribes, heard, it, and began seeking how they might, destroy, him,for they were fearing him; for, all the multitude, were being struck with astonishment at his teaching. Mark 11:19 And, as soon as it became late, they were going forth outside the city.
exhorteth his disciples to stedfastness of faith, and to forgive their enemies:
Mark 11:20 And, passing by early, they saw the fig-tree, withered from its roots; Mark 11:21 and, put in mind, Peter saith unto himRabbi! see! the fig-tree which thou didst curse, is withered. Mark 11:22 And, answering, Jesus saith unto themHave faith in God. Mark 11:23 Verily, I say unto youWhosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be lifted up, and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that, what he speaketh, cometh to pass, it shall be his. Mark 11:24 For this cause, I say unto youAll things, whatsoever ye are praying for and asking, believe that ye have received, and they shall be yours. Mark 11:25 And, when ye stand praying, forgive, if aught ye have against any,that, your Father also, who is in the heavens, may forgive you your offences. Mark 11:26 [Absent]
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 into Jerusalem. And, as he is walking in the temple, the High-priests and the Scribes and the Elders come unto him, Mark 11:28 and were saying unto himBy what authority, these things, art thou doing? And who to thee hath given this authority that, these things, thou shouldst be doing? Mark 11:29 But, Jesus, said unto themI will question you, as to one matter, and answer me,and I will tell you, by what authority, these things, I am doing: Mark 11:30 The immersion by John, Of heaven, was it, or, of men? Answer me! Mark 11:31 And they were deliberating among themselves, sayingIf we say, Of heaven, he will say, Wherefore [then] did ye not believe him? Mark 11:32 But, should we say, Of men . . . , they were in fear of the multitude, for, one and all, were holding John, in very deed, that he was, a prophet. Mark 11:33 And, making answer unto Jesus, they sayWe know not; and Jesus saith unto themNeither do, I, tell you, by what authority, these things, I am doing.