1And when they came near to Jerusalem unto Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of Olives, he sends forth two of his disciples2and said unto them, Go to the place which is before you; and as soon as ye are entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, upon which no man ever sat; loose him and bring him.3And if anyone says unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord has need of him, and straightway he will send him here.4And they went and found the colt tied by the door outside between two ways, and they loosed him.5And some of those that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?6Then they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded, and they let them go.7They brought the colt to Jesus and cast their garments on him, and he sat upon him.8And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down leaves off the trees and spread them in the way.9And those that went before and those that followed cried out, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord;10blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.11And the Lord entered into Jerusalem and into the temple; and when he had looked around upon all things, and it being now late, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
12And the next day when they left Bethany, he was hungry,13and seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing upon her; but when he came to her, he found nothing but leaves, for the time of figs was not yet.14Then Jesus, answering, said to the fig tree, Never again shall anyone eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.15And they come to Jerusalem, and Jesus, entering into the temple, began to cast out those that sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those that sold doves16and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.17And he taught them, saying, Is it not written that my house shall be called house of prayer by all the nations? but ye have made it a den of thieves.18And the scribes and the princes of the priests heard it and sought how they might kill him, for they feared him because all the multitude was astonished at his doctrine.19But when evening was come, Jesus went out of the city.20And passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.21Then Peter, remembering, said unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou didst curse is withered away.22And Jesus, answering, said unto them, Have faith in God.23For verily I say unto you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Remove thyself and cast thyself into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that what he says shall be done whatsoever he says shall be done unto him.24Therefore I say unto you that everything that ye ask for, praying, believe that ye receive it, and it shall come upon you.25And when ye are praying, forgive if ye have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in the heavens will also forgive you your trespasses.26For if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your trespasses.
27And they returned to Jerusalem, and as he was walking in the temple, the princes of the priests and the scribes and the elders came28and said unto him, By what faculty doest thou these things? and who gave thee this faculty to do these things?29Then Jesus, answering, said unto them, I will also ask of you one word, and respond unto me, and I will tell you with what faculty I do these things.30The baptism of John, was it of heaven or of men? Respond unto me.31Then they thought inside themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?32But if we shall say, Of men, we fear the people, for everyone judged regarding John that he truly was a prophet.33And answering, they said unto Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus, answering, said unto them, Neither shall I tell you with what faculty I do these things.