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12 Then Yeshua entered the Temple[a] and drove out all those selling and buying in the Temple. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers[b] and the seats of those selling doves. [c] 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’[d] but you are making it ‘a den of thieves’!”[e]

14 The blind and lame came to Him in the Temple, and He healed them. 15 But when the ruling kohanim and Torah scholars saw the wonders He performed, and the children crying out in the Temple and saying, “Hoshia-na to Ben-David,” they became indignant. 16 And they said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” “Yes,” Yeshua said to them. “Haven’t you ever read,

‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing toddlers
You have prepared praise for Yourself’?”[f]

17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He spent the night there.

Faith Moves Mountains

18 Now early in the morning, as He was returning to the city, He became hungry. 19 Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came up to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And He said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree shriveled up at once.

20 When the disciples saw it they were astonished. “How did the fig tree shrivel on the spot?” they asked.

21 Yeshua answered them, “Amen, I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, trusting, you shall receive.”

Questions about Yeshua’s Authority

23 Now when He entered the Temple, the ruling kohanim and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, saying, “By what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority?”

24 Yeshua replied to them, “I also will ask you one question. If you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

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