Mark (Author John Mark)

11:1And when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sends two of his disciples,

11:2and says to them, Go into the village which is over against you, and immediately on entering into it ye will find a colt tied, upon which no child of man has ever sat: loose it and lead it here.

11:3And if any one say to you, Why do ye this? say, The Lord has need of it; and straightway he sends it hither.

11:4And they departed, and found a colt bound to the door without at the crossway, and they loose him.

11:5And some of those who stood there said to them, What are ye doing, loosing the colt?

11:6And they said to them as Jesus had commanded. And they let them do it.

11:7And they led the colt to Jesus, and cast their clothes upon it, and he sat on it;

11:8and many strewed their clothes on the way, and others cut down branches from the trees and went on strewing them on the way.

11:9And those going on before and those following cried out, Hosanna! blessed be he that comes in the Lord's name.

11:10Blessed be the coming kingdom of our father David. Hosanna in the highest!

11:11And he entered into Jerusalem and into the temple; and having looked round on all things, the hour being already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

11:12And on the morrow, when they were gone out of Bethany, he hungered.

11:13And seeing from afar off a fig-tree which had leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find something on it. And having come up to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the time of figs.

11:14And answering he said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee any more for ever. And his disciples heard it.

11:15And they come to Jerusalem, and entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold and who bought in the temple, and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of the dove-sellers,

11:16and suffered not that any one should carry any package through the temple.

11:17And he taught saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but *ye* have made it a den of robbers.

11:18And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and they sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the crowd were astonished at his doctrine.

11:19And when it was evening he went forth without the city.

11:20And passing by early in the morning they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots.

11:21And Peter, remembering what Jesus had said, says to him, Rabbi, see, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is dried up.

11:22And Jesus answering says to them, Have faith in God.

11:23Verily I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that what he says takes place, whatever he shall say shall come to pass for him.

11:24For this reason I say to you, All things whatsoever ye pray for and ask, believe that ye receive it, and it shall come to pass for you.

11:25And when ye stand praying, forgive if ye have anything against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your offences.

11:26But if *ye* do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your offences.

11:27And they come again to Jerusalem. And as he walked about in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders come to him,

11:28and they say to him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority, that thou shouldest do these things?

11:29And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you one thing, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:

11:30The baptism of John, was it of heaven, or of men? answer me.

11:31And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why then have ye not believed him?

11:32but should we say, Of men -- they feared the people; for all held of John that he was truly a prophet.

11:33And they answering say to Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus answering says to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.

12:1And he began to say to them in parables, A man planted a vineyard, and made a fence round it and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country.

12:2And he sent a bondman to the husbandmen at the season, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

12:4And again he sent to them another bondman; and at him they threw stones, and struck him on the head, and sent him away with insult.

12:5And again he sent another, and him they killed; and many others, beating some and killing some.

12:6Having yet therefore one beloved son, he sent also him to them the last, saying, They will have respect for my son.

12:7But those husbandmen said to one another, This is the heir: come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours.

12:8And they took him and killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard.

12:9What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.

12:10Have ye not even read this scripture, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone:

12:11this is of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes?

12:12And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.

12:13And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in speaking.

12:14And they come and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not men's person, but teachest the way of God with truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

12:15Should we give, or should we not give? But he knowing their hypocrisy said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denarius that I may see it.

12:16And they brought it. And he says to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.

12:17And Jesus answering said to them, Pay what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God. And they wondered at him.

12:18And Sadducees come to him, that say there is no resurrection; and they demanded of him saying,

12:19Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if any one's brother die, and leave a wife behind, and leave no children, that his brother shall take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

12:20There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying did not leave seed;

12:21and the second took her and died, and neither did he leave seed; and the third likewise.

12:22And the seven took her and did not leave seed. Last of all the woman also died.

12:23In the resurrection, when they shall rise again, of which of them shall she be wife, for the seven had her as wife?

12:24And Jesus answering said to them, Do not ye therefore err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God?

12:25For when they rise from among the dead they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels who are in the heavens.

12:26But concerning the dead that they rise, have ye not read in the book of Moses, in the section of the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, *I* am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

12:27He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. *Ye* therefore greatly err.

12:28And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, demanded of him, Which is the first commandment of all?

12:29And Jesus answered him, The first commandment of all is, Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord;

12:30and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment.

12:31And a second like it is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these.

12:32And the scribe said to him, Right, teacher; thou hast spoken according to the truth. For he is one, and there is none other besides him;

12:33and to love him with all the heart, and with all the intelligence, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbour as one's self, is more than all the burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

12:34And Jesus, seeing that he had answered intelligently, said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared question him any more.

12:35And Jesus answering said as he was teaching in the temple, How do the scribes say that the Christ is son of David?

12:36for David himself said speaking in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand until I put thine enemies as footstool of thy feet.

12:37David himself therefore calls him Lord, and whence is he his son? And the mass of the people heard him gladly.

12:38And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and salutations in the marketplaces,

12:39and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;

12:40who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.

12:41And Jesus, having sat down opposite the treasury, saw how the crowd was casting money into the treasury; and many rich cast in much.

12:42And a poor widow came and cast in two mites, which is a farthing.

12:43And having called his disciples to him he said to them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow has cast in more than all who have cast into the treasury:

12:44for all have cast in of that which they had in abundance, but she of her destitution has cast in all that she had, the whole of her living.

13:1And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples says to him, Teacher, see what stones and what buildings!

13:2And Jesus answering said to him, Seest thou these great buildings? not a stone shall be left upon a stone, which shall not be thrown down.

13:3And as he sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

13:4Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?

13:5And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any one mislead you.

13:6For many shall come in my name, saying, It is *I*, and shall mislead many.

13:7But when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not disturbed, for this must happen, but the end is not yet.

13:8For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these things are the beginnings of throes.

13:9But *ye*, take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to sanhedrims and to synagogues: ye shall be beaten and brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them;

13:10and the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

13:11But when they shall lead you away to deliver you up, be not careful beforehand as to what ye shall say, nor prepare your discourse: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak; for *ye* are not the speakers, but the Holy Spirit.

13:12But brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father child; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

13:13And ye will be hated of all on account of my name; but he that has endured to the end, *he* shall be saved.

13:14But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not, (he that reads let him consider it,) then let those in Judaea flee to the mountains;

13:15and him that is upon the housetop not come down into the house, nor enter into it to take away anything out of his house;

13:16and him that is in the field not return back to take his garment.

13:17But woe to those that are with child and to those that give suck in those days!

13:18And pray that it may not be in winter time;

13:19for those days shall be distress such as there has not been the like since the beginning of creation which God created, until now, and never shall be;

13:20and if the Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has chosen, he has cut short those days.

13:21And then if any one say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or Lo, there, believe it not.

13:22For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and give signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

13:23But do *ye* take heed: behold, I have told you all things beforehand.

13:24But in those days, after that distress, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give its light;

13:25and the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers which are in the heavens shall be shaken;

13:26and then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory;

13:27and then shall he send his angels and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from end of earth to end of heaven.

13:28But learn the parable from the fig-tree: when its branch already becomes tender and puts forth the leaves, ye know that the summer is near.

13:29Thus also *ye*, when ye see these things happening, know that it is near, at the doors.

13:30Verily I say unto you, This generation shall in no wise pass away, till all these things take place.

13:31The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.

13:32But of that day or of that hour no one knows, neither the angels who are in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.

13:33Take heed, watch and pray, for ye do not know when the time is:

13:34it is as a man gone out of the country, having left his house and given to his bondmen the authority, and to each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.

13:35Watch therefore, for ye do not know when the master of the house comes: evening, or midnight, or cock-crow, or morning;

13:36lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

13:37But what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.

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