Matthew 21:1-22 American Standard Version

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

21 1  And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2  saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them], and bring [them] unto me. 3  And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4  Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, 5  Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, Meek, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass. 6  And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus appointed them, 7  and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon. 8  And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way. 9  And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10  And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this? 11  And the multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.

The Cleansing of the Temple

12  And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of he money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; 13  and he saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den of robbers. 14  And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15  But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children that were crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were moved with indignation, 16  and said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise? 17  And he left them, and went forth out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.

The Cursing of the Fig Tree

18  Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he hungered. 19  And seeing a fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away. 20  And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree immediately wither away? 21  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea, it shall be done. 22  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

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