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Mark Chapter 11:1-33.

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Mark 11

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11:1 And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Beth-phage and Bethany, at the Mountain of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

11:2 And said to them, Go into the little town opposite: and when you come to it, you will see a young ass with a cord round his neck, on which no man has ever been seated; let him loose, and come back with him.

11:3 And if anyone says to you, Why are you doing this? say, The Lord has need of him and will send him back straight away.

11:4 And they went away and saw a young ass by the door outside in the open street; and they were getting him loose.

11:5 And some of those who were there said to them, What are you doing, taking the ass?

11:6 And they said to them the words which Jesus had said; and they let them go.

11:7 And they took the young ass to Jesus, and put their clothing on him, and he got on his back.

11:8 And a great number put down their clothing in the way; and others put down branches which they had taken from the fields.

11:9 And those who went in front, and those who came after, were crying, Glory: A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord:

11:10 A blessing on the coming kingdom of our father David: Glory in the highest.

11:11 And he went into Jerusalem into the Temple; and after looking round about on all things, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

11:12 And on the day after, when they had come out from Bethany, he was in need of food.

11:13 And seeing a fig-tree in the distance with leaves, he went to see if by chance it had anything on it: and when he came to it, he saw nothing but leaves, for it was not the time for the fruit.

11:14 And he said to it, Let no man take fruit from you for ever. And his disciples took note of his words.

11:15 And they came to Jerusalem; and he went into the Temple, and sent out those who were trading there, overturning the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who were offering doves for money;

11:16 And he would not let any man take a vessel through the Temple.

11:17 And he gave them teaching, and said to them, Is it not in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer for all the nations? but you have made it a hole of thieves.

11:18 And it came to the ears of the chief priests and scribes, and they took thought how they might put him to death; being in fear of him, because all the people were full of wonder at his teaching.

11:19 And every evening he went out of the town.

11:20 And when they were going by in the morning, they saw the fig-tree dead from the roots.

11:21 And Peter, having a memory of it, said to him, Master, see, the tree which was cursed by you is dead.

11:22 And Jesus, answering, said to them, Have God's faith.

11:23 Truly I say to you, Whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and be put into the sea; and has no doubt in his heart, but has faith that what he says will come about, he will have his desire.

11:24 For this reason I say to you, Whatever you make a request for in prayer, have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it.

11:25 And whenever you make a prayer, let there be forgiveness in your hearts, if you have anything against anyone; so that you may have forgiveness for your sins from your Father who is in heaven.

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11:27 And they came again to Jerusalem: and while he was walking in the Temple, there came to him the chief priests and the scribes and those in authority:

11:28 And they said to him, By what authority do you do these things? or who gave you authority to do these things?

11:29 And Jesus said to them, I will put to you one question; give me an answer, and I will say by what authority I do these things.

11:30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? give me an answer.

11:31 And they gave thought to it among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not have faith in him?

11:32 But if we say, From men--they were in fear of the people, because all took John to be truly a prophet.

11:33 And they said in answer to Jesus, We have no idea. And Jesus said to them, And I will not say to you by what authority I do these things.

 

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