1 And when they were come nigh to Jerusalem to Bethphage and Bethany,

2 at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples, And saith to them, Go ye into the village over against you, and as soon as ye enter it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat: loose and bring him.

3 And if any say to you, Why do ye this? Say, The Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

4 And they went and found the colt tied, without, in the street, and they loose him.

5 And some of them that stood there said, What do ye, loosing the colt?

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

7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him, and he sat on him.

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

9 And they that went before, and they that followed after cried, saying, Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that cometh: Hosanna in the highest.

11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple, and having looked round about upon all things, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

12 And on the morrow, as they were coming from Bethany, he was hungry.

13 And seeing a fig-tree afar off, having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and coming to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not a season of figs.

14 And he answering said to it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever: And his disciples heard it.

15 And they come to Jerusalem. And Jesus going into the temple, drove out them that bought and sold in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the mony-changers,

16 and the seats of them that sold doves, And suffered not that any one should carry any vessel thro' the temple.

17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations an house of prayer? But ye have made it a den of thieves.

18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his teaching.

19 And when evening was come, he went out of the city. And passing by in the morning,

20 they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots.

21 And Peter remembring, saith to him, Master, behold the fig-tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith to them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say to you, Whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed and cast into the sea, and not doubt in his heart, but believe that the things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever ye ask in prayer, believe that ye shall receive, and ye shall have them.

25 But when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any, that your Father who is in heaven, may forgive you also your trespasses.

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27 And they come again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders come to him and say to him, By what authority dost thou these things?

28 And who gave thee authority to do these things?

29 Jesus answering said to them, I also will ask you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

30 Was the baptism of John of heaven or of men?

31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, from heaven, he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

32 But if we say, of men: they feared the people; for all accounted John, that he was indeed a prophet.

33 And they answering say to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith to them, Neither tell I you, by what authority I do these things.