A warm welcome to the meek King
when they 1drew
near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage at the Mount of bOlives
, then Jesus sent two disciples,
Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will 1find
a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them
and lead them
And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, The 1Lord
has need of them; 2and
immediately he will send them.
this took place in order that what was spoken through the prophet might be bfulfilled
"Say to the 1daughter
of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, bmeek
and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, a 2foal
of a beast of burden.''
And the disciples went and did as Jesus directed them,
And led the donkey and the colt. And they put their 1garments
on them, and He sat upon them.
And most of the crowd spread their own agarments
in the road, and others cut 1bbranches
from the trees and spread them
in the road.
And the crowds who went before Him and those who followed cried out, saying, 1Hosanna
to the 2aSon
of David! bBlessed
is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the chighest
And when He aentered
into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
And the crowds said, This is the aprophet
Jesus from bNazareth
Cleansing the temple
Jesus entered into the temple and cast out all those who were selling and buying in the temple. And He overturned the tables of the bmoney
changers and the seats of those who were selling the cdoves
And He said to them, It is written, a
"My house shall be called a house of prayer,'' but you are making it a bden
And the ablind
and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children who were crying out in the temple and saying, aHosanna
to the Son of David, they were 1indignant
And they said to Him, Do you hear what these are saying? And Jesus said to them, Yes. Have you anever
"Out of the mouth of cinfants
and sucklings You have perfected praise''?
Lodging in Bethany
And leaving them, He went aout
of the city to 1bBethany
and lodged there.
Cursing the nation of Israel
in the morning as He returned to the city, He became 1bhungry
And seeing a 1afig
tree on the way, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And He said to it, May there 2no
longer be fruit from you forever! And the fig tree was instantly 3dried
And when the disciples saw this,
they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree instantly dry up?
And Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have afaith
and do not bdoubt
, you will not only do what was done
to the fig tree, but even if you say to this cmountain
, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will happen.
And all that you aask
in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.
By the chief priests and elders concerning His authority
when He came into the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came to Him as He was bteaching
and said, By what authority do You do these things? And cwho
gave You this authority?
And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one 1thing
, which if you tell Me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The baptism of John, from where did it come,
or from men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven, He will say to us, Why then did you not believe him?
But if we say, From men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John as a aprophet
And they answered Jesus and said, We do 1not
know. He too said to them, 2Neither
do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
The shifting of the birthright
But what do you think? A man had two children. And he came to his first son and said, Child, go today and work in the avineyard
And he answered and said, I do not want to; yet later he regretted and went.
And he came to the other and said likewise. And he answered and said, I will,
sir; yet he did not go.
Which of the two did the will of the father? They said, The 1first
. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that the atax
collectors and the bharlots
are going into the kingdom of cGod
For John came to you in the away
, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him. And you, when you saw it,
did not later regret it
to believe him.
The transfer of the kingdom of God
another parable. There was a man, a householder, who planted a bvineyard
and put a chedge
around it, and dug a dwinepress
in it, and built a tower; and he leased it out to 1vinedressers
and went eabroad
And when the time to harvest
the fruit drew near, he asent
to the vinedressers to get his fruit.
And the vinedressers took his slaves and 1abeat
one, and bkilled
another, and cstoned
Again, he sent some other slaves, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.
Then later he sent to them his 1ason
, saying, They will respect my son.
But the vinedressers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, 1This
is the aheir
. Come, let us bkill
him and take possession of his inheritance.
And they atook
him and cast him 1bout
of the vineyard and ckilled him.
Therefore when the master of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?
They said to Him, He will miserably 1adestroy
those evil men and will lease the vineyard to 2other
vinedressers, who will give the bfruit
to him in their seasons.
Jesus said to them, Have you anever
read in the Scriptures, b
which the builders rejected, this has become the 2chead
of the corner. This was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes''?
Therefore I say to you that the 1kingdom
shall be taken from you and shall be given to a 2nation
producing its bfruit
who falls on this astone
shall be broken to pieces; but on 2whomever
it falls, it shall bcrush
him to powder and scatter him like chaff.
And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking concerning them.
And though they sought to aseize
Him, they feared the crowds because they held Him as a bprophet