Mark 11

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1 And when they drew·​·near unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sends·​·out two of His disciples,

2 and says to them, Go into the village opposite you; and straightway going into it, you shall find a colt tied, on which no man has sat; having loosed him, bring him.

3 And if anyone say to·​·you, Why are you doing this? say ye that the Lord has need of him; and straightway he will send him here.

4 And they went and found the colt tied at the door outside, where two ways met; and they loose him.

5 And some of those who stood there said to them, What do you do, loosing the colt?

6 And they said to them as Jesus had commanded; and they let them go.

7 And they led the colt to Jesus, and cast· their garments ·on it; and He sat upon it.

8 And many spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

9 And they who went before, and they who followed, cried, saying, Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David, who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and when He had looked·​·around·​·at all things, and already the eventide was come, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.

12 And on·​·the·​·next·​·day, when they were coming·​·out from Bethany, He was·​·hungry;

13 and seeing a fig·​·tree far·​·off having leaves, He came, if perhaps He might find anything on it; and coming to it, He found nothing except leaves; for it was not the time of figs.

14 And Jesus answering said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee hereafter for an age. And His disciples heard.

15 And they came to Jerusalem; and Jesus having entered into the temple began to cast out those who sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold doves;

16 and would not let anyone carry· a vessel ·through the temple.

17 And He taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer for all nations?* But you have made it a cave of robbers.*

18 And the scribes and the chief·​·priests heard, and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, for all the crowd wondered over His teaching.

19 And when it was evening, He went out of the city.

20 And in·​·the·​·morning, as they went·​·by, they saw the fig·​·tree dried·​·up from the roots.

21 And Peter remembering, says to Him, Rabbi, see, the fig·​·tree which Thou didst curse is dried·​·up.

22 And Jesus answering says to them, Have the faith of God.

23 For amen I say to·​·you, that whoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou taken·​·up, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come·​·to·​·pass, he shall have whatever he says.

24 Therefore I say to you, All things whatever you ask for, having prayed, believe that you shall receive, and it shall be done to you.

25 And when you stand praying, forgive*, if you have anything against anyone, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your trespasses.

26 But if you forgive not, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your trespasses.

27 And they come again to Jerusalem; and as He is walking in the temple, there come to Him the chief·​·priests, and the scribes, and the elders,

28 and say to Him, By what authority doest Thou these things? And who gave Thee this authority to do these things?

29 But Jesus answering, said to them, I will also ask you one thing, and answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these·​·things.

30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.

31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then did you not believe him?

32 But if we shall say, From men—they feared the people; for all held that John was truly a prophet.

33 And they answering said to Jesus, We know not. And Jesus answering says to them, Neither do I say to·​·you with what authority I do these·​·things.

  
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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.