11:1 And 1 when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage
and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two
of his disciples,
(1) A graphic image of the spiritual kingdom of Christ on
11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna; a Blessed [is] he that cometh in the
name of the Lord:
(a) Let it be well to him that comes to us from God, or
that is sent from God.
11:10b Blessed [be] the kingdom of our father David, that
cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
(b) Happy and prosperous.
11:132 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came,
if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came
to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs
was not [yet].
(2) An example of that vengeance which hangs over the heads of
11:153 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the
temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in
the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers,
and the seats of them that sold doves;
(3) Christ shows that he is indeed the true King and high
Priest, and therefore the one who takes revenge upon those
who do not show proper reverence for the holy function of
11:16 And would not suffer that any man should carry [any] c
vessel through the temple.
(c) That is, any profane instrument (of which those men
had many) that made the court of the temple a
11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My
house shall be d called of all nations the house of
prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
(d) Will openly be considered and taken to be so.
11:204 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the
fig tree dried up from the roots.
(4) The power of faith is exceedingly great, and charity is
always joined with it.
11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have e faith in
(e) The faith of God is that assured faith and trust which
we have in him.
11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire,
when ye pray, believe that f ye receive [them], and ye
shall have [them].
(f) Literally, "that you receive it", speaking in the
present tense, to show the certainty of the thing, and
that it will indeed be performed.
11:25 And when g ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought
against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may
forgive you your trespasses.
(g) When you will appear before the altar.
11:275 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was
walking in the temple, there come to him the chief
priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
(5) The gospel has been assaulted long since then by those in
positions of human authority.
11:326 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people:
for all [men] counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
(6) The reward of their evil conscience is to be afraid of
those who should have been afraid of them.