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MARK XI–THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt ?
6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply hé might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
15 | And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple. and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine.
19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
“And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.”—Luke, 5, 7.
RIVEN from Nazareth, Jesus established His headquarters at Capernaum, the city built by
the Romans on the shores of the lake or “sea" of Galilee. Here He continued preaching to the people; and nearby, on the shores of the lake, He formally summoned His chief apostles to unite their lives with His, and take up His mission. He had stepped into a boat, and drawn a little way from shore that the crowd of listeners might press less close and better hear. The boatman was His former follower Simon, whom He had renamed
Peter and his brother Andrew had apparently not accompanied Christ to Jerusalem, and had as yet but little conception of His real overshadowing magnitude in the world.
Having finished preaching, Jesus bade Andrew and Simon cast their nets for fish. They had been doing this all through the night without success; and now worn and sleepy-eyed, they protested, yet finally obeyed. At once the nets were so loaded with fish, the men could not haul them in. They shouted to their friends for help; and many hands with united strength drew in the miraculous draft. Perhaps no other wonder could have so impressed these fishermen, who knew that no such weight or multitude of fish had ever been in Galilee before. Therefore they fell down and worshipped
Christ as God.