Mark 11 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem On a Donkey To Shouts of Hosanna
11 And when they draw-near to Jerusalem— to Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives— He sends-forth two of His disciples, 2 and says to them, “Go to the village before you. And immediately while proceeding into it, you will find a colt having been tied, on which none of mankind[a] yet sat. Untie it, and be bringing it. 3 And if someone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’, say, ‘The Lord has need of it, and[b] immediately He sends[c] it back here[d]’”. 4 And they went and found a colt having been tied at a door, outside on the street. And they untie it. 5 And some of the ones standing there were saying to them, “What are you doing untying the colt?” 6 But the ones spoke to them just as Jesus spoke, and they permitted them. And they bring the colt to Jesus. 7 And they throw their cloaks on it, and He sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road. And others spread leafy-branches, having cut them from the fields. 9 And the ones going ahead and the ones following were crying-out “Hosanna! Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord. 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David. Hosanna in the highest [heavens]!”
Jesus Enters Jerusalem
11 And He entered into Jerusalem, into the temple. And having looked-around-at everything, the hour being already late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Jesus Curses a Fruitless Fig Tree
12 And on the next day, they having departed from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And having seen from a distance a fig-tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it. And having come to it, He found nothing except leaves[e]— for it was not the season for figs. 14 And having responded, He said to it, “May no one eat fruit from you any longer— forever!” And His disciples were listening.
Jesus Cleanses The Temple of Merchandisers. The Priests Seek To Destroy Him
15 And they come into Jerusalem. And having entered into the temple, He began to throw-out the ones selling and the ones buying in the temple. And He overturned the tables of the money-changers[f], and the seats of the ones selling doves[g]. 16 And He was not permitting that anyone carry an object[h] through the temple. 17 And He was teaching and saying to them, “Has it not been written [in Isa 56:7] that ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers[i]”. 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it. And they were seeking how they might destroy Him. For they were fearing Him, for the whole crowd was astounded at His teaching. 19 And when it became evening, they were going outside of the city.
Lessons From The Fig Tree
20 And while passing by early-in-the-morning, they saw the fig tree having dried-up from the roots. 21 And having remembered, Peter says to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has dried-up”. 22 And having responded, Jesus says to them, “Be having faith in God. 23 Truly I say to you that whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and be thrown into the sea’, and does not doubt in his heart, but is believing that what he is speaking is coming-about, it will happen for him. 24 For this reason I say to you, be believing that you received all that you are praying and asking, and it will happen for you. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive— if you have anything against anyone— in order that your Father in the heavens also may forgive you your trespasses”. 26
Priests Ask, By What Authority Do You Do This? From Where Was John’s Authority?
27 And they come again into Jerusalem. And while He is walking around in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders come to Him. 28 And they were saying to Him, “By what-kind-of [k] authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority that you may be doing these things?” 29 And Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing, and you answer Me, and I will tell you by what kind of authority I am doing these things: 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from humans? Answer Me!” 31 And they were discussing it with themselves, saying, “If we say ‘From heaven’, He will say ‘Then for what reason did you not believe him?’ 32 But should we say ‘From humans’?” They were fearing the crowd, for they all were holding as to John that he really was a prophet. 33 And having responded to Jesus, they say “We do not know”. And Jesus says to them, “Nor am I telling you by what kind of authority I am doing these things”.
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