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5 “aSay to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold your King is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’ ”
7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on 1the coats.
8 Most of the crowd aspread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
“Hosanna to the aSon of David;
bBlessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
Hosanna cin the highest!”
14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and aHe healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the aSon of David,” they became indignant
16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus * said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘aOut of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise for Yourself’?”
17 And He left them and went out of the city to aBethany, and spent the night there.
18 aNow in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry.
19 Seeing a lone afig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He * said to it, “No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you.” And at once the fig tree withered.
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, aif you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen.
22 “And aall things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
23 aWhen He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him bwhile He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”
24 Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one 1thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 “The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
31 “Which of the two did the will of his father?” They * said, “The first.” Jesus * said to them, “Truly I say to you that athe tax collectors and prostitutes 1will get into the kingdom of God before you.
32 “For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but athe tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.
33 “Listen to another parable. aThere was a 1landowner who bplanted a cvineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to 2vine-growers and dwent on a journey.
36 “Again he asent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.
40 “Therefore when the 1owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?”
42 Jesus * said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,
‘aThe stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a 1people, producing the fruit of it.
44 “And ahe who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”
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