THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
d. A Warm Welcome to the Meek King
2 Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will 1find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and lead them to Me.
6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus directed them,
7 And led the donkey and the colt. And they put their 1garments on them, and He sat upon them.
10 And when He aentered into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
4. In Jerusalem
a. Cleansing the Temple
12 aAnd Jesus entered into the temple and cast out all those who were selling and buying in the temple. And He overturned the tables of the bmoney changers and the seats of those who were selling the cdoves,
14 And the ablind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
b. Lodging in Bethany
c. Cursing the Nation of Israel
19 And seeing a 1afig tree on the way, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And He said to it, May there 2no longer be fruit from you forever! And the fig tree was instantly 3dried up.
20 And when the disciples saw this, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree instantly dry up?
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have afaith and do not bdoubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this cmountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will happen.
22 And all that you aask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.
(1) By the Chief Priests and Elders concerning His Authority
24 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one 1thing, which if you tell Me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John, from where did it come, from aheaven or from men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven, He will say to us, Why then did you not believe him?
26 But if we say, From men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John as a aprophet.
(a) The Shifting of the Birthright
28 But what do you think? A man had two children. And he came to his first son and said, Child, go today and work in the avineyard.
29 And he answered and said, I do not want to; yet later he regretted and went.
30 And he came to the other and said likewise. And he answered and said, I will, sir; yet he did not go.
32 For John came to you in the away of 1righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him. And you, when you saw it, did not later regret it to believe him.
(b) The Transfer of the Kingdom of God
33 aHear another parable. There was a man, a 1householder, who planted a 1bvineyard and put a chedge around it, and dug a dwinepress in it, and built a tower; and he leased it out to 1vinedressers and went eabroad.
36 Again, he sent some other slaves, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.
40 Therefore when the master of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?
42 Jesus said to them, Have you anever read in the Scriptures, b"The 1stone which the 1builders rejected, this has become the 2chead of the corner. This was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes''?
45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking concerning them.