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Mark 11 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

(Mat 21:1–11; Luk 19:28–40; Jhn 12:12–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:1 - As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:2 - saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:3 - If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:4 - They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:5 - some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:6 - They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:7 - When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:8 - Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:9 - Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna![fn]” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:10 - “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:11 - Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple Courts

(Mat 21:18, 19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:12 - The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:13 - Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:14 - Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
(Mat 21:12–17; Luk 19:45–48; Jhn 2:13–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:15 - On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:16 - and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:17 - And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[fn]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:19 - When evening came, Jesus and his disciples[fn] went out of the city.
(Mat 21:20–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:20 - In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:21 - Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:22 - “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:23 - “Truly[fn] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:24 - Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
(Mat 6:14, 15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:25 - And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.[fn]

The Authority of Jesus Questioned

(Mat 21:23–27; Luk 20:1–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:27 - They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:28 - “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you authority to do this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:29 - Jesus replied, “I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:30 - John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin? Tell me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:31 - They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:32 - But if we say, ‘Of human origin’ ?” (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:33 - So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”
NIV Footnotes
A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 10
Psalm 118:25,26
Isaiah 56:7
Jer. 7:11
Some early manuscripts came, Jesus
Some early manuscripts “If you have faith in God,” Jesus answered, 23 “truly
Some early manuscripts “If you have faith in God,” Jesus answered, 23 “truly
Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 6:15.
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The NIV related footnote for 11:25 states:
Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 6:15.  

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