11:1And when they come nigh to Jerusalem, to Bethphage, and Bethany, unto the mount of the Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
11:2and saith to them, `Go away to the village that is over-against you, and immediately, entering into it, ye shall find a colt tied, on which no one of men hath sat, having loosed it, bring it:
11:3and if any one may say to you, Why do ye this? say ye that the lord hath need of it, and immediately he will send it hither.'
11:4And they went away, and found the colt tied at the door without, by the two ways, and they loose it,
11:5and certain of those standing there said to them, `What do ye -- loosing the colt?'
11:6and they said to them as Jesus commanded, and they suffered them.
11:7And they brought the colt unto Jesus, and did cast upon it their garments, and he sat upon it,
11:8and many did spread their garments in the way, and others were cutting down branches from the trees, and were strewing in the way.
11:9And those going before and those following were crying out, saying, `Hosanna! blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord;
11:10blessed is the coming reign, in the name of the Lord, of our father David; Hosanna in the highest.'
11:11And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple, and having looked round on all things, it being now evening, he went forth to Bethany with the twelve.
11:12And on the morrow, they having come forth from Bethany, he hungered,
11:13and having seen a fig-tree afar off having leaves, he came, if perhaps he shall find anything in it, and having come to it, he found nothing except leaves, for it was not a time of figs,
11:14and Jesus answering said to it, `No more from thee -- to the age -- may any eat fruit;' and his disciples were hearing.
11:15And they come to Jerusalem, and Jesus having gone into the temple, began to cast forth those selling and buying in the temple, and the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those selling the doves, he overthrew,
11:16and he did not suffer that any might bear a vessel through the temple,
11:17and he was teaching, saying to them, `Hath it not been written -- My house a house of prayer shall be called for all the nations, and ye did make it a den of robbers?'
11:18And the scribes and the chief priests heard, and they were seeking how they shall destroy him, for they were afraid of him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching;
11:19and when evening came, he was going forth without the city.
11:20And in the morning, passing by, they saw the fig-tree having been dried up from the roots,
11:21and Peter having remembered saith to him, `Rabbi, lo, the fig-tree that thou didst curse is dried up.'
11:22And Jesus answering saith to them, `Have faith of God;
11:23for verily I say to you, that whoever may say to this mount, Be taken up, and be cast into the sea, and may not doubt in his heart, but may believe that the things that he saith do come to pass, it shall be to him whatever he may say.
11:24Because of this I say to you, all whatever -- praying -- ye do ask, believe that ye receive, and it shall be to you.
11:25`And whenever ye may stand praying, forgive, if ye have anything against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your trespasses;
11:26and, if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your trespasses.'
11:27And they come again to Jerusalem, and in the temple, as he is walking, there come unto him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
11:28and they say to him, `By what authority dost thou these things? and who gave thee this authority that these things thou mayest do?'
11:29And Jesus answering said to them, `I will question you -- I also -- one word; and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things;
11:30the baptism of John -- from heaven was it? or from men? answer me.'
11:31And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, `If we may say, From heaven, he will say, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
11:32But if we may say, From men,' -- they were fearing the people, for all were holding John that he was indeed a prophet;
11:33and answering they say to Jesus, `We have not known;' and Jesus answering saith to them, `Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.'
12:1And he began to speak to them in similes: `A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around, and digged an under-winevat, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad;
12:2and he sent unto the husbandmen at the due time a servant, that from the husbandmen he may receive from the fruit of the vineyard,
12:3and they, having taken him, did severely beat him, and did send him away empty.
12:4`And again he sent unto them another servant, and at that one having cast stones, they wounded him in the head, and sent away -- dishonoured.
12:5`And again he sent another, and that one they killed; and many others, some beating, and some killing.
12:6`Having yet therefore one son -- his beloved -- he sent also him unto them last, saying -- They will reverence my son;
12:7and those husbandmen said among themselves -- This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and ours shall be the inheritance;
12:8and having taken him, they did kill, and cast him forth without the vineyard.
12:9`What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.
12:10And this Writing did ye not read: A stone that the builders rejected, it did become the head of a corner:
12:11from the Lord was this, and it is wonderful in our eyes.'
12:12And they were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spake the simile, and having left him, they went away;
12:13and they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may ensnare him in discourse,
12:14and they having come, say to him, `Teacher, we have known that thou art true, and thou art not caring for any one, for thou dost not look to the face of men, but in truth the way of God dost teach; is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?
12:15may we give, or may we not give?' And he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, `Why me do ye tempt? bring me a denary, that I may see;'
12:16and they brought, and he saith to them, `Whose is this image, and the inscription?' and they said to him, `Caesar's;'
12:17and Jesus answering said to them, `Give back the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;' and they did wonder at him.
12:18And the Sadducees come unto him, who say there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying,
12:19`Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if any one's brother may die, and may leave a wife, and may leave no children, that his brother may take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.
12:20`There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;
12:21and the second took her, and died, neither left he seed, and the third in like manner,
12:22and the seven took her, and left no seed, last of all died also the woman;
12:23in the rising again, then, whenever they may rise, of which of them shall she be wife -- for the seven had her as wife?'
12:24And Jesus answering said to them, `Do ye not because of this go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God?
12:25for when they may rise out of the dead, they neither marry nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers who are in the heavens.
12:26`And concerning the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the Book of Moses (at The Bush), how God spake 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 dead men, but a God of living men; ye then go greatly astray.'
12:28And one of the scribes having come near, having heard them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, questioned him, `Which is the first command of all?'
12:29and Jesus answered him -- `The first of all the commands is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one;
12:30and thou shalt love the Lord thy God out of all thy heart, and out of thy soul, and out of all thine understanding, and out of all thy strength -- this is the first command;
12:31and the second is like it, this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; -- greater than these there is no other command.'
12:32And the scribe said to him, `Well, Teacher, in truth thou hast spoken that there is one God, and there is none other but He;
12:33and to love Him out of all the heart, and out of all the understanding, and out of all the soul, and out of all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as one's self, is more than all the whole burnt-offerings and the sacrifices.'
12:34And Jesus, having seen him that he answered with understanding, said to him, `Thou art not far from the reign of God;' and no one any more durst question him.
12:35And Jesus answering said, teaching in the temple, `How say the scribes that the Christ is son of David?
12:36for David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my lord, Sit thou on My right hand, till I place thine enemies -- thy footstool;
12:37therefore David himself saith of him Lord, and whence is he his son?' And the great multitude were hearing him gladly,
12:38and he was saying to them in his teaching, `Beware of the scribes, who will in long robes to walk, and love salutations in the market-places,
12:39and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in suppers,
12:40who are devouring the widows' houses, and for a pretense are making long prayers; these shall receive more abundant judgment.'
12:41And Jesus having sat down over-against the treasury, was beholding how the multitude do put brass into the treasury, and many rich were putting in much,
12:42and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing.
12:43And having called near his disciples, he saith to them, `Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath put in more than all those putting into the treasury;
12:44for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'
13:1And as he is going forth out of the temple, one of his disciples saith to him, `Teacher, see! what stones! and what buildings!'
13:2and Jesus answering said to him, `Seest thou these great buildings? there may not be left a stone upon a stone, that may not be thrown down.'
13:3And as he is sitting at the mount of the Olives, over-against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, were questioning him by himself,
13:4`Tell us when these things shall be? and what is the sign when all these may be about to be fulfilled?'
13:5And Jesus answering them, began to say, `Take heed lest any one may lead you astray,
13:6for many shall come in my name, saying -- I am he, and many they shall lead astray;
13:7and when ye may hear of wars and reports of wars, be not troubled, for these behove to be, but the end is not yet;
13:8for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles; beginnings of sorrows are these.
13:9`And take ye heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to sanhedrims, and to synagogues, ye shall be beaten, and before governors and kings ye shall be set for my sake, for a testimony to them;
13:10and to all the nations it behoveth first that the good news be proclaimed.
13:11`And when they may lead you, delivering up, be not anxious beforehand what ye may speak, nor premeditate, but whatever may be given to you in that hour, that speak ye, for it is not ye who are speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
13:12`And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father child, and children shall rise up against parents, and shall put them to death,
13:13and ye shall be hated by all because of my name, but he who hath endured to the end -- he shall be saved.
13:14`And when ye may see the abomination of the desolation, that was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (whoever is reading let him understand), then those in Judea, let them flee to the mountains;
13:15and he upon the house-top, let him not come down to the house, nor come in to take anything out of his house;
13:16and he who is in the field, let him not turn to the things behind, to take up his garment.
13:17`And wo to those with child, and to those giving suck, in those days;
13:18and pray ye that your flight may not be in winter,
13:19for those days shall be tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the creation that God created, till now, and may not be;
13:20and if the Lord did not shorten the days, no flesh had been saved; but because of the chosen, whom He did choose to Himself, He did shorten the days.
13:21`And then, if any may say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Lo, there, ye may not believe;
13:22for there shall rise false Christs and false prophets, and they shall give signs and wonders, to seduce, if possible, also the chosen;
13:23and ye, take heed; lo, I have foretold you all things.
13:24`But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
13:25and the stars of the heaven shall be falling, and the powers that are in the heavens shall be shaken.
13:26`And then they shall see the Son of Man coming in clouds with much power and glory,
13:27and then he shall send his messengers, and gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the end of the earth unto the end of heaven.
13:28`And from the fig-tree learn ye the simile: when the branch may already become tender, and may put forth the leaves, ye know that nigh is the summer;
13:29so ye, also, when these ye may see coming to pass, ye know that it is nigh, at the doors.
13:30Verily I say to you, that this generation may not pass away till all these things may come to pass;
13:31the heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
13:32`And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers who are in the heaven, not even the Son -- except the Father.
13:33Take heed, watch and pray, for ye have not known when the time is;
13:34as a man who is gone abroad, having left his house, and given to his servants the authority, and to each one his work, did command also the porter that he may watch;
13:35watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house doth come, at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at the morning;
13:36lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping;
13:37and what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.'