And when they were near Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage unto the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent◦ two disciples,
saying to them, Go ye into the village opposite you, and straightway you shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; when you have loosed them, bring◦ them to Me.
And if anyone say◦ anything to you, you shall say▵ that the Lord has need of them; and◦ straightway he will send◦ them.
And◦ all◦ this was··done◦ that◦ it might be fulfilled which was declared through the prophet, saying,
Say◦ ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold◦, thy King comes to thee, meek, and mounted upon a donkey, and a colt the son of her that is used to the yoke.*
And◦ the disciples went, and did as Jesus directed them.
They brought◦ the donkey and the colt, and laid· their garments ·on them, and they had· Him ·sit··on them.
And◦ a crowd of very··many spread their··own◦ garments in the way; and◦ others cut branches from the trees and spread them in the way.
And◦ the crowds that went before, and they who followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.*
And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was shaken◦, saying, Who is this?
And◦ the crowd said, This is Jesus, the Prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold doves;
and says to them, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but◦ you have made it a cave of robbers.*
And there came to Him the blind and the lame in the temple; and He cured them.
But◦ the chief··priests and the scribes seeing◦ the marvelous thing which He did, and the boys crying··out in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, were··indignant;
and said to Him, Hearest Thou what these say? But◦ Jesus says to them, Yes; have you never read, that out of the mouths of infants and sucklings thou hast perfected◦ praise?*
And leaving◦ them, He went out of the city to Bethany, and stayed there.
And◦ in the morning, as He went up into the city, He hungered.
And seeing◦ one◦ fig··tree on the way, He came up··to◦ it, and found nothing on▵ it except leaves only, and says to it, No··more◦ shall there be◦ fruit from◦ thee to◦ eternity; and immediately the fig··tree dried··up.
And the disciples seeing◦, marveled, saying, How immediately has the fig··tree dried··up!
And◦ Jesus answering, said◦ to them, Amen I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not◦, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig··tree, but should you just◦ say◦ unto this mountain, Be thou taken··up, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall come··to··pass.
And all things whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
And coming into the temple, the chief··priests and elders of the people came to Him as He was teaching, saying, By what authority doest Thou these things? And who gave Thee this authority?
And◦ Jesus answering, said◦ to them, I◦ also will ask◦ you one thing, which if you tell Me, I also will tell◦ you by what▵ authority I do these··things.
The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven, or from men? And◦ they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, He will say▵ to us, Why did you not then believe him?
But◦ if we shall say, From men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John as a prophet.
And answering Jesus, they said, We do not know. And He declared◦ unto them, Neither do I say to you by◦ what authority I do these things.
But◦ what do you think? A man had two children, and coming to the first he said, Child, go◦, work today in my vineyard.
And◦ he answering, said◦, I am not willing; but◦ afterwards being··remorseful, he went▵.
And coming to the second, he said likewise◦; and◦ he answering said, I go, lord; and went▵ not.
Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to Him, The first. Jesus says to them, Amen I say to you, that the publicans and the harlots shall go before you into the kingdom of God.
For◦ John came to you in the way of justice, and you did not believe him; but◦ the publicans and the harlots believed him; and◦ seeing◦ it you were· not ·remorseful afterwards, that you might believe him.
Hear another parable: There was a certain man, a householder, who◦ planted a vineyard, and put· a hedge ·around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let· it ·out to farmers, and went··abroad.
And◦ when the time of the fruits was near, he sent◦ his servants to the farmers, to receive the fruits of it.
And the farmers taking his servants, beat one, and◦ killed one, and◦ stoned one.
Again, he sent··out other servants, more than the first; and they did unto them likewise◦.
And◦ last of all he sent◦ to them his son, saying, They will have··respect··for my son.
But◦ the farmers, seeing◦ the son, said◦ in themselves, This is the heir; come▵, let us kill him, and have his inheritance.
And taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?
They say to Him, He will destroy those evil ones with··evil, and will let out the vineyard to other farmers, who will render him the fruits in their times.
Jesus says to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, this has been made◦ into the head of the corner; this was made◦ by the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?*
Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth its fruits.
And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken◦; but◦ on whomever◦ it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
And when the chief··priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they knew that He spoke of them.
And when they sought to take··hold of Him, they feared the crowds, since they held* Him as a prophet.