Matthew 21:1-22 Darby’s Translation

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

21 1  And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, at the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2  saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with it; loose [them] and lead [them] to me. 3  And if any one say anything to you, ye shall say, The Lord has need of them, and straightway he will send them. 4  But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, 5  Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 6  But the disciples, having gone and done as Jesus had ordered them, 7  brought the ass and the colt and put their garments upon them, and he sat on them. 8  But a very great crowd strewed their own garments on the way, and others kept cutting down branches from the trees and strewing them on the way. 9  And the crowds who went before him and who followed cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed [be] he who comes in the name of [the] Lord; hosanna in the highest. 10  And as he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11  And the crowds said, This is Jesus the prophet who is from Nazareth of Galilee.

The Cleansing of the Temple

12  And Jesus entered into the temple [of God], and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those that sold the doves. 13  And he says to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of robbers. 14  And blind and lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15  And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders which he wrought, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were indignant, 16  and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus says to them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? 17  And leaving them he went forth out of the city to Bethany, and there he passed the night.

The Cursing of the Fig Tree

18  But early in the morning, as he came back into the city, he hungered. 19  And seeing one fig-tree in the way, he came to it and found on it nothing but leaves only. And he says to it, Let there be never more fruit of thee for ever. And the fig-tree was immediately dried up. 20  And when the disciples saw [it], they wondered, saying, How immediately is the fig-tree dried up! 21  And Jesus answering said to them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and do not doubt, not only shall ye do what [is done] to the fig-tree, but even if ye should say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and be thou cast into the sea, it shall come to pass. 22  And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

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