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Mark 11 1 As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead.
Mark 11 2 "Go into that village over there," he told them, "and as soon as you enter it, you will see a colt tied there that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
Mark 11 3 If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, 'The Lord needs it and will return it soon.'"
Mark 11 4 The two disciples left and found the colt standing in the street, tied outside a house.
Mark 11 5 As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
Mark 11 6 They said what Jesus had told them to say, and they were permitted to take it.
Mark 11 7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it, and he sat on it.
Mark 11 8 Many in the crowd spread their coats on the road ahead of Jesus, and others cut leafy branches in the fields and spread them along the way.
Mark 11 9 He was in the center of the procession, and the crowds all around him were shouting, "Praise God! Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Mark 11 10 Bless the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Praise God in highest heaven!"
Mark 11 11 So Jesus came to Jerusalem and went into the Temple. He looked around carefully at everything, and then he left because it was late in the afternoon. Then he went out to Bethany with the twelve disciples.
Mark 11 12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus felt hungry.
Mark 11 13 He noticed a fig tree a little way off that was in full leaf, so he went over to see if he could find any figs on it. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit.
Mark 11 14 Then Jesus said to the tree, "May no one ever eat your fruit again!" And the disciples heard him say it.
Mark 11 15 When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the merchants and their customers. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the stalls of those selling doves,
Mark 11 16 and he stopped everyone from bringing in merchandise.
Mark 11 17 He taught them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a place of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves."
Mark 11 18 When the leading priests and teachers of religious law heard what Jesus had done, they began planning how to kill him. But they were afraid of him because the people were so enthusiastic about Jesus' teaching.
Mark 11 19 That evening Jesus and the disciples left the city.
Mark 11 20 The next morning as they passed by the fig tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it was withered from the roots.
Mark 11 21 Peter remembered what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous day and exclaimed, "Look, Teacher! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
Mark 11 22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "Have faith in God.
Mark 11 23 I assure you that you can say to this mountain, 'May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and your command will be obeyed. All that's required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart.
Mark 11 24 Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it.
Mark 11 25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. "
Mark 11 26 See Footnote
Mark 11 27 By this time they had arrived in Jerusalem again. As Jesus was walking through the Temple area, the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders came up to him. They demanded,
Mark 11 28 "By whose authority did you drive out the merchants from the Temple? Who gave you such authority?"
Mark 11 29 "I'll tell who gave me authority to do these things if you answer one question," Jesus replied.
Mark 11 30 "Did John's baptism come from heaven or was it merely human? Answer me!"
Mark 11 31 They talked it over among themselves. "If we say it was from heaven, he will ask why we didn't believe him.
Mark 11 32 But do we dare say it was merely human?" For they were afraid that the people would start a riot, since everyone thought that John was a prophet.
Mark 11 33 So they finally replied, "We don't know." And Jesus responded, "Then I won't answer your question either."