1: And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Beth-phage and Bethany, at the Mountain of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 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. 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. 4: And they went away and saw a young ass by the door outside in the open street; and they were getting him loose. 5: And some of those who were there said to them, What are you doing, taking the ass? 6: And they said to them the words which Jesus had said; and they let them go. 7: And they took the young ass to Jesus, and put their clothing on him, and he got on his back. 8: And a great number put down their clothing in the way; and others put down branches which they had taken from the fields. 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: 10: A blessing on the coming kingdom of our father David: Glory in the highest. 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. 12: And on the day after, when they had come out from Bethany, he was in need of food. 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. 14: And he said to it, Let no man take fruit from you for ever. And his disciples took note of his words. 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; 16: And he would not let any man take a vessel through the Temple. 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. 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. 19: And every evening he went out of the town. 20: And when they were going by in the morning, they saw the fig-tree dead from the roots. 21: And Peter, having a memory of it, said to him, Master, see, the tree which was cursed by you is dead. 22: And Jesus, answering, said to them, Have God's faith. 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. 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. 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. 26:  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: 28: And they said to him, By what authority do you do these things? or who gave you authority to do these things? 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. 30: The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? give me an answer. 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? 32: But if we say, From men--they were in fear of the people, because all took John to be truly a prophet. 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.