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Mark 11

The Triumphal Entry

1 And having drawn near to Bethphage and Bethania to the mount of olives, he sends two of his disciples 2 and says to them: Be departing to the village opposite you, and straightway proceeding into it you will find [a] colt bound upon whom no man has yet sat. Loose it and be bringing [it]. 3 And if anyone say to you: Why do you do this? say: The Lord has need of it, and straightway he again sends them thither. 4 And they departed and found the colt bound to [a] door outside in the street, and they loose it. 5 And some of those who stood there were saying to them: What are you doing loosing the colt? 6 But they said to them just as Jesus said, and they permitted them. 7 And they bring the colt to Jesus, and throw upon it their garments, and he sat upon it. 8 And many spread their garments in the street, but others [spread] leafy branches having been cut in the fields, 9 And those preceding and those following were crying out1,
Blessed [is] he coming in the name of [the] Lord!
10 Blessed [is] the coming kingdom of our father David!
Hosanna in the highest.

11 And they entered into Jerusalem into the temple. And having looked around [at] everything, the hour already being late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Cursing of the Fig Tree

12 And on the next day when they went out from Bethany he hungered. 13 And seeing [a] fig tree from afar having leaves he came if then he will find something on it. And having come upon it he found nothing on it except leaves, for it was not the season2 for figs. 14 And answering he said to it: No longer to eternity may anyone eat fruit from you. And his disciples heard.

Cleansing the Temple

15 And they come into Jerusalem. And having entered into the temple he began to be throwing out those selling and those buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those selling doves. 16 And he did not allow anyone to bring anything through the temple, 17 and he was teaching and saying to them: Is it not written that My house will be called [a] house of prayer by all nations? But you have made it [a] den of robbers. 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard, and were seeking how they may destroy him; but they were fearing him, for all the crowd was being astounded by his teaching. 19 And whenever it became late, he was3 going out of the city.

The Withered Fig Tree

20 And passing by early they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 And Peter having remembered says to him: Rabbi, Behold the fig tree that you cursed has withered. 22 And answering Jesus says to them: Be having4 faith in God. 23 Truly I say to you that whoever says to this mountain: Be taken and be thrown into the sea, and does not doubt5 in his heart but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be to him. 24 Because of this I say to you, everything whatever you pray and ask6 , be believing that you have received7, and it will be to you. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone, in order that your father in the heavens forgive you. 26 8But if you do not forgive, neither will your father in the heavens forgive your trespasses.

The Authority of Jesus

27 And they come again into Jerusalem. And in the temple while he was walking [about] there came to him the scribes and the Pharisees and the elders. 28 And they were saying to him: In what sort of authority do you do these [things] Or who has given you this authority in order that you may do these [things]? 29 But Jesus said to them: I will ask you one statement, and you answer me, and I will tell you in what sort of authority I do these [things]. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men? Answer me. 31 And they were reasoning among themselves saying: If we say: From heaven, he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 32 But if we say: From men—they were fearing the crowd. For all were having John that truly he was [a] prophet. 33 And answering Jesus they say: We do not know. And Jesus says to them: Neither do I tell you in what sort of authority I do these [things].


2KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

3"he was" ℵD vg K; "they were" BW

4"be having" BW Kvg; "if you have" ℵD

5or "hesitate

6AITEO "ay-TEH-oh" (αιτεω) "request", "demand", "beg" something for oneself. Far from humbly requesting—it's more like 'demanding'. Jesus uses AITEO only of the prayer of others, not of His own (cf. John.16:26)—and not requesting things for Himself, only for others. AITEO seems to suppose a lesser degree of intimacy than EROTAO (ερωταω), hence AITEO is used of the requests of the disciples to God, but EROTAO of the requests of the disciples to Jesus, and of those of Jesus to the Father ( John.14:16). AITEO is demanding/begging/pleading, EROTAO is polite and friendlier. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

7"have received" ℵBW; "receive" K; "will receive" Dvg

8include vs. 26: K vg; omit vs. 26: ℵBW