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whoever wants to be first among you must be
the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of
Man came not to be served but to serve others
and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
46 Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and
his disciples left town, a large crowd followed
him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of
Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. 47 When
Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was
nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at
But he only shouted louder, “Son of David,
have mercy on me!”
49 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and
said, “Tell him to come here.”
So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,”
they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!” 50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and
came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus
“My Rabbi,*” the blind man said, “I want
to see!”
52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith
has healed you.” Instantly the man could see,
and he followed Jesus down the road.*
Jesus’ Triumphant Entry
As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives.
Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 “Go into that
village over there,” he told them. “As soon as
you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied
there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and
bring it here. 3 If anyone asks, ‘What are you
doing?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it and will return it soon.’”
4 The two disciples left and found the colt
standing in the street, tied outside the front
door. 5 As they were untying it, some bystanders
demanded, “What are you doing, untying that
colt?” 6 They said what Jesus had told them to
say, and they were permitted to take it. 7 Then
they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their
garments over it, and he sat on it.
8 Many in the crowd spread their garments on
the road ahead of him, and others spread leafy
branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Jesus was
in the center of the procession, and the people
all around him were shouting,
“Praise God!*
Blessings on the one who comes in the
name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our
ancestor David!
Praise God in highest heaven!”*
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11 So Jesus came to Jerusalem and went into
the Temple. After looking around carefully at
everything, he left because it was late in the
afternoon. Then he returned to Bethany with
the twelve disciples.
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 He noticed a fig tree
in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to
see if he could find any figs. But there were only
leaves because it was too early in the season for
fruit. 14 Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one
ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples
heard him say it.
Jesus Clears the Temple
15 When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus
entered the Temple and began to drive out the
people buying and selling animals for sacrifices.
He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves, 16 and
he stopped everyone from using the Temple as
a marketplace.* 17 He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house
of prayer for all nations,’ but you have turned it
into a den of thieves.”*
18 When the leading priests and teachers
of religious law heard what Jesus had done,
they began planning how to kill him. But they
were afraid of him because the people were so
amazed at his teaching.
19 That evening Jesus and the disciples left*
the city.
20 The next morning as they passed by the fig
tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it had
withered from the roots up. 21 Peter remembered
what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous
day and exclaimed, “Look, Rabbi! The fig tree
you cursed has withered and died!”
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith
in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this
mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown
into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must
really believe it will happen and have no doubt
in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received
it, it will be yours. 25 But when you are praying,
first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge
against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.*”
The Authority of Jesus Challenged
27 Again they entered Jerusalem. As Jesus was
walking through the Temple area, the leading
priests, the teachers of religious law, and the
10:51 Greek uses the Hebrew term Rabboni. 10:52 Or on
the way. 11:9 Greek Hosanna, an exclamation of praise that
literally means “save now”; also in 11:10. 11:9-10 Pss
118:25-26; 148:1. 11:16 Or from carrying merchandise through
the Temple. 11:17 Isa 56:7; Jer 7:11. 11:19 Greek they left;
other manuscripts read he left. 11:25 Some manuscripts add
verse 26, But if you refuse to forgive, your Father in heaven will
not forgive your sins. Compare Matt 6:15.

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