THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Mark 11 ©
1 Christ makes His entrance into Jerusalem, sitting upon an ass. 8 Is conducted and received of the people as the Messiah, with joyful acclamation. 12 He curses a fig tree which had no fruit. 15 Drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple. 20 Sets forth the power of faith. 24 And exhorts to faith in prayer and to forgive our neighbor. 27 Answers the question, by what authority He did all this, by a counter-question concerning the Baptism of John.
ANDa when they came nigh to Jerusalem, 1unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find 2a colt tied, whereon never 3man sat; loose him, and bring him.
And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door withoutb in a place where 4two ways met; and they loose him.
And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
5And they brought thec colt to Jesus, and cast theird garments on him; and he sat upon him.
And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down 6branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, 7Hosanna; 8Blessedeis he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosannaf9in the highest.
Andg Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the 10eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
¶Andh on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haplyi he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for 11the time of figs was not yet.
And Jesus 12answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
¶And they come to Jerusalem: andj Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
And would not suffer that any man should carry any 13vessel through the temple.
Andk he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, Myl house shall be 14called of all nations the house of prayer? butm ye have made it a den of thieves.
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and soughtn how they might 15destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was 16astonished at his doctrine.
And when even was come, he went out of the city.
¶And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And Peter calling to 17remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, 18Have faith in God.
Foro verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, Whatp things soever ye 19desire, when ye pray, believe that ye 20receive them, and ye shall have them.
And when ye 21stand 22praying, forgive,q if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Butr if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
¶Ands they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the 23elders,
And say unto him, 24Byt what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you 25one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The 26baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
But if we shall say, Of men; 27they feared the people: foru all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.