The Triumphal Entry
(Zechariah 9:9–13; Matthew 21:1–11; Luke 19:28–40; John 12:12–19)
1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent out two of His disciples
2 and said to them,
“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” b
10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest!” c
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
(Matthew 21:18–22; Mark 11:20–25)
12 The next day, when they had left Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if there was any fruit on it. But when He reached it, He found nothing on it except leaves, since it was not the season for figs.
14 Then He said to the tree,
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:12–17; Luke 19:45–48; John 2:12–25)
15 When they arrived in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began to drive out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves.
16 And He would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
17 Then Jesus began to teach them, and He declared,
18 When the chief priests and scribes heard this, they looked for a way to kill Him. For they were afraid of Him, because the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
The Withered Fig Tree
(Matthew 21:18–22; Mark 11:12–14)
Jesus’ Authority Challenged
(Matthew 21:23–27; Luke 20:1–8)
27 After their return to Jerusalem, Jesus was walking in the temple courts, and the chief priests, scribes, and elders came up to Him. 28 “By what authority are You doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave You the authority to do them?”
31 They deliberated among themselves what they should answer: “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 32 But if we say, ‘From men’...” they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John truly was a prophet. 33 So they answered, “We do not know.”
And Jesus replied,
9 a Hosanna is a transliteration of the Hebrew Hosia-na , meaning Save, we pray or Save now , which became a shout of praise; see Psalm 118:25.
9 b Psalm 118:26
10 c Or “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” See Psalm 118:25 and Psalm 148:1.
11 d Literally the temple ; also in verses 15, 16, and 27
17 e Isaiah 56:7
17 f Jeremiah 7:11
19 g Literally they went ; BYZ and TR He went
25 h BYZ and TR include 26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses ; see Matthew 6:15.