when they drew near Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
2 Saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; loose them and bring them to me.
3 And if any man says something to you, you shall reply, 'The Lord has need of them; and will quickly return them.'"
4 This happened to fulfilling what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King comes to you, meek and sitting upon an ass, upon a colt, the foal of an ass.'"
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and placed their clothes on them, and then they set Jesus on the ass.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went ahead of him, and those who followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest."
10 Now when he came into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?"1
11 And the multitude said, "This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."
12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of those who sold doves,
13 And said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.'"
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were very displeased,
16 And said to him, "Listen to what these people are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise?'"
17 And he left them and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he grew hungry.
19 And when he saw a fig tree on the way, he came to it and found nothing on it, except leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you from this time forward." And the fig tree soon after withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How quickly has the fig tree withered away!"
21 Then Jesus answered them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but also if you will say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done.
22 If you believe, whatever (all things) you ask in prayer, you will receive."