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And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem ; and Jesus went before them : and they were amazed ; and as they followed they were afraid. And he took again the twelve,

and began to tell them what things should 33 happen unto him, saying, Behold, we go up

to Jerusalem ; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the

scribes ; and they shall condemn him to death, 34 and shall deliver him to the Gentiles :* And

they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him

and the third day he shall rise again. 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee,

come unto him, saying, Master, we would that

thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall 36 desire.t And he said unto them, What would 37 ye that I should do for you? They said unto

him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on

thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, 38 in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye

know not what ye ask : can ye drink of the

cup of which I drink? and be baptized with 39 the baptism with which I am baptized ? And

they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup of which I drink ; and with the baptism with

which I am baptized, shall ye be baptized : 40 But to sit on my right hand, and on my left

*He was delivered to the Romans, a Gentile nation : The Jews were then governed as a Roman colony or province, and had not themselves the power to put any one to death.

+ The apostles were yet very worldly in their views and expeetations.

hand, is not mine to give : except to them for 41 whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard

it, they began to be much displeased with 42 James and John. But Jesus called them to

him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles,

exercise lordship over them ; and their great 43 ones exercise authority upon them. But so

shall it not be among you ; but whosoever

will be great among yoil, shall be your minis44 ter : And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, 45 shall be servant of all. For even the Son of

man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for

many. 46

And they came to Jericho : and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great

number of people, blind Bartimeus, the son of 47 Timeus, sat by the high-way, begging. And

when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth,

he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son 48 of David, have mercy on me.

charged him that he should hold his peace :

but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son 49 of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus

stood still and commanded him to be called : and they call the blind man, saying unto him,

Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50 And he casting away his garment, rose, and 51 came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said

unto him, What wilt thou that I should do

unto thee? The blind man said unto him, 52 Lord, that I might receive my sight. And

And many

Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.


1 AND when they came nigh to Jerusalem,

unto Bethpage, and Bethany,* at the mount

of Olives, he sent forth two of his disciples, 2 and said unto them, Go your way into the

village over against you : and as soon as ye are entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied,

whereon never a man sat; loose him, and 3 bring him. And if any man say unto you,

Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath

need of him ; and immediately he will send 4 him hither. And they went their way, and

found the colt tied by the door without, in a

place where two ways met ; and they loose 5 him. And some of them who stood there said

unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt ? 6 And they said unto them, even as Jesus had 7 commanded : and they let them go. And

they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their

garments on him ; and he sat upon him. 8 And many spread their garments in the way :

and others cut down branches from the trees, 9 and strewed in the way. And they who went

before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna : Blessed is he that cometh in the

* These were s mall villages.

10 name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom

of our father David, which cometh in the

name of the Lord : Hosanna in the highest 11 strains. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem,

and into the temple : and when he had looked round about upon all things, and the evening was come, he went out unto Bethany, with the

twelve. 12 And on the morrow when they were come 13 from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing a

fig-tree afar off, having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing thereon, (and when he came to it, he found nothing but

leaves ;) for the time of gathering figs was 14 not yet.* And Jesus spake and said unto it,

No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.

And his disciples heard it. 15 And they came to Jerusalem : and Jesus

went into the temple, and began to cast ont those who sold and bought in the temple, and

overthrew the tables of the money-changers, 16 and the seats of them that sold doves ; and

would not suffer any man to carry any vessel 17 through the temple. And he taught, saying

unto them, Is it not written, My house shall

be called of all nations the house of prayer ? 18 but ye have made it a den of thieves. And

the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared

* The fig was eatable when the leaves appeared; though hardly so inatured as to be harvested. “The time of figs," ineans the season for gathering them. He certainly then might have expected to find some.

him because all the people were astonished at 19 his doctrine. And when evening was come,

he went out of the city. 20 And in the morning, as they passed by,

they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance, saith unto

him, Master, behold the fig-tree which thou 22 cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answer

ing, saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, that whosoever

shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those

things which he saith shall come to pass : he 24 shall have whatsoever he saith : Therefore I

say unto you, What things soever ye desire

when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, 25 and ye shall have them. And when ye stand

praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any:

that your Father also who is in heaven may 26 forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not

forgive, neither will your father who is in

heaven, forgive your trespasses. 27 And they come again to Jerusalem : and as

he was walking in the temple, there come to

him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the 28 elders, and say unto him, By what authority

doest thou these things? and who gave thee 29 authority to do these things? And Jesus

answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question ; answer me, and I

will tell you by what authority I do these 30 things. The baptism of John, was it from 31 heaven, or of men ? answer me. And they

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