Mark 11
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1As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,1When they came near Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead
2and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.2and told them, "Go into the village ahead of you. As soon as you go into it, you will find a colt tied up that no one has ever ridden. Untie it, and bring it along.
3"If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' you say, 'The Lord has need of it'; and immediately he will send it back here."3If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?,' say, 'The Lord needs it,' and he will send it back here at once."
4They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied it.4So they went and found the colt outside in the street tied up next to a doorway. While they were untying it,
5Some of the bystanders were saying to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"5some men standing there asked them, "What are you doing untying that colt?"
6They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.6The disciples told them what Jesus had said, and the men let them go.
7They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.7They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their coats on it, and he sat on it.
8And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.8Many people spread their coats on the road, while others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.
9Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;9Those who went ahead and those who followed him were shouting, "Hosanna! How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"10How blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
11Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.11Then Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the Temple and looked around at everything. Since it was already late, he went out with the Twelve to Bethany.
12On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry.12The next day, as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus became hungry.
13Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.13Seeing in the distance a fig tree covered with leaves, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing except leaves because it wasn't the season for figs.
14He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.14So he told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" Now his disciples were listening to this.
15Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves;15When they came to Jerusalem, he went into the Temple and began to throw out those who were selling and those who were buying in the Temple. He overturned the moneychangers' tables and the chairs of those who sold doves.
16and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.16He wouldn't even let anyone carry a vessel through the Temple.
17And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS '? But you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN."17Then he began to teach them: "It is written, is it not, 'My house is to be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you've turned it into a hideout for bandits!"
18The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.18When the high priests and elders heard this, they began to look for a way to kill him, because they were afraid of him, since the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
19When evening came, they would go out of the city.19When evening came, Jesus and his disciples would leave the city.
20As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.20While they were walking along early the next morning, they saw the fig tree dried up to its roots.
21Being reminded, Peter said to Him, "Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered."21Remembering what Jesus had said, Peter pointed out to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has dried up!"
22And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God.22Jesus told his disciples, "Have faith in God!
23"Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.23I tell all of you with certainty, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' if he doesn't doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
24"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.24That is why I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
25"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.25"Whenever you stand up to pray, forgive whatever you have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins.
26"But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."26But if you do not forgive, your Father in heaven will not forgive your sins."
27They came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him,27Then they went into Jerusalem again. While Jesus was walking in the Temple, the high priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him
28and began saying to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?"28and asked him, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority to do them?"
29And Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.29Jesus told them, "I'll ask you one question. Answer me, and then I'll tell you by what authority I'm doing these things.
30"Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me."30Was John's authority to baptize from heaven or from humans? Answer me."
31They began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?'31They began discussing this among themselves. "If we say, 'From heaven,' he'll say, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
32"But shall we say, 'From men '?"-- they were afraid of the people, for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet.32But if we say, 'From humans'…?" They were afraid of the crowd, because everyone really thought John was a prophet.
33Answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things."33So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Then Jesus told them, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I'm doing these things."
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