1. And as he neared Jerusalem, on the side of Bethpage and Bethany, by Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples.
2. And he said to them, "Go to the village opposite us, and in the very hour that you enter it, you will find a tied colt, that no human being has ever ridden.* Untie it and bring it here.
3. "And if anyone* says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' Tell him, 'Our, Maryah needs it,' and at once he will send it here."
4. And they went [and] found the colt tethered to a gate, outside in the street. And as they untied it,
5. Some of the men who were standing there, said to them, "What are you doing untying the colt?"
6. They then said to them as Eashoa had instructed them, and they allowed them.
7. And they brought the colt to Eashoa and they threw their cloaks over it, and Eashoa rode it.
8. Many laid down their cloaks on the road and others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road,
9. And those in front and those in back of him, cried out, saying, "Oshana*, blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Maryah,
10. "And blessed is the Kingdom that comes, of our father David. Our Oshana in the Highest."*
11. And Eashoa entered Jerusalem [and] the temple and saw everything. As it was evening time, he went out to Bethany together with the Twelve.
12. And on the next day, as he went out of Bethany, he became hungry.
13. And he saw a fig tree from afar, that had leaves on it, and he came to it, [to see] if he could find something in it. And as he came, he did not find in it [anything,] except for leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14. And he said to it, "From now until eternity*, no human being will ever eat of your fruit." And his disciples heard it.
15. And they came to Jerusalem, And Eashoa entered the temple of Allaha and began ejecting those who bought and sold in the temple, and he came back to the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who sold doves,
16. And he did not allow a single one of them to re-enter the temple.*
17. And he taught and said, "Was it not written that my house will be called the house of prayer for all nations? You, however, have made it into a den of thieves.*"
18. And the chief high priest and scribes heard it, and they looked for a way to destroy him,* for they were afraid of him, since all the people were amazed by his knowledge.
19. And as it was evening, he went out of the city.
20. And as they passed by in the morning, they saw that the fig tree was withered down to its roots,*
21. And Simon remembered and said to him, "My Maryah, behold the fig tree that you cursed has withered."
22. And Eashoa replied and said to them, "You should have faith in Allaha.
23. "For, amen, I am telling you, that whoever tells this mountain here, 'take up and fall into the sea,' and he does not doubt* in his heart, except he believes that what he says shall happen, he shall have what he says.
24. "Because of this, I am telling you, that whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you will receive, and it shall be given to you.
25. "And when you stand to pray, forgive what you have against people,* so that your Father in heaven shall also forgive your foolishness.
26. "However, if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your foolishness."
27. And again they came to Jerusalem. And as he walked in the temple, there came to him the chief high priests and scribes and the priests,
28. And they said to him, "By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you authority to do these things?"
29. Eashoa, however, said to them, "I will also ask you something* to tell me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30. "The baptism of John was from where, from heaven or from mankind*?
31. And they thought to themselves and said, "If we tell him from heaven, he will tell us and for what reason you did not believe?
32. "And if we say, from mankind, that will scare the people, for they hold John to be truly a prophet."
33. And they replied and said to Eashoa, "We do not know." He said to them, "And I too will not tell you by what authority I do these things."
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*11:2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "That human from offspring of humans has not ridden."
*11:3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "A human [being.]"
*11:9 Lit. Aramaic retained: "Hosanna" in English. "Our Eashoa," or "Our Life-giving, Living
*11:10 Lit. Aramaic retained: "Our Salvation from heaven," recognizing Eashoa is the the Messiah.
*11:14 Lit. Ar. id.: "To [the end of] the universe."
*11:16 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And he did not leave that a human being cross of
these into the temple."
*11:17 Lit. Ar. expression: "Cave of robbers."
*11:18 Lit. Ar. expression: "Sought to kill him."
*11:20 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "From its roots."
*11:23 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Divide."
*11:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Leave the thing that you have over the human being."
*11:29 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Manifestation."
*11:30 Lit. Ar. id.: "Of humanity."