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XI.  And when they come near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of the Olives, he sends forth two of his disciples,

2and says to them: Go into the village over against you; and immediately, on entering into it, ye will find a colt tied, whereon no man has sat; loose and bring him.

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

4And they departed, and found a colt tied by the door without, on the street; and they loose him.

5And some of those standing there, said to them: What do ye, loosing the colt?

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

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

8And many spread their garments in the way, and others branches, cutting them from the fields.

9And they that went before, and they that followed, cried: Hosanna! blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord;

10blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!

11And he entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and having looked around on all things, the evening being now come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

12And on the morrow, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry.

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

14And answering he said to it: Let no one eat fruit from thee, henceforth forever. And his disciples heard it.

15And they come into Jerusalem. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who sold doves;

16and suffered not that any one should carry a vessel through the temple.

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

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

19And when it became late, he went forth out of the city.

20And passing by in the morning, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots.

21And Peter, calling to remembrance, says to him: Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou didst curse is withered away.

22And Jesus answering says to them: Have faith in God.

23Verily I say to you, that whoever shall say to this mountain: Be thou taken up and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he says comes to pass, he shall have it.

24Therefore I say to you: All things whatever ye ask, when ye pray, believe that ye received, and ye shall have them.

25And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

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

27And they come again into Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders.

28And they said to him: By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority, to do these things?

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

30John's immersion, was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me.

31And they reasoned among themselves, saying:

32If we say, from heaven; he will say, why then did ye not believe him? But shall we say from men? They feared the people; for all held that John was verily a prophet.

33And answering they say to Jesus: We do not know. And Jesus says to them: Neither do I say to you, by what authority I do these things.