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Jesus in the Temple - The Withering of the fig-tree -
And there were certain Greeks among Jii. them that came up to worship at the feast. The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying; "Sir, we would see Jesus." Philip cometh and telleth Andrew; and again, Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
And Jesus answered them, saying; "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be; if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? But for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name."
Then came there a voice from heaven, saying; "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."
The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered. Others said; "An angel spake to him."
Jesus answered and said, "This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what
death he should die.
The people answered him; "We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever; and how sayest thou, the Son of man must be lifted up?" who is this Son of man?" Then Jesus said unto them; "Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk, while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you; for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light."
These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him; that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake; "Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ?" Therefore they could not believe; because that Esaias said again; "He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
Nevertheless, among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Jesus cried, and said; "He that believethon me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me; and he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not, (for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world;) he that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak; and I know that his commandment is life everlasting. Whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.'
And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry; and seeing a fig-tree afar off, having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon; and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it; "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever." And his disciples heard it.
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 money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. 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." And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. And when even was come he went out of the city.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, calling to remembrance, saith unto him; Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away."
And Jesus answering saith unto them; "Have faith in God. 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. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them; and ye shall have them. And when ye stand, praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any; that your Father
also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But, if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
And they come again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, and say unto him; "By what authority doest thou these things; and who gave thee this authority, to do these things?"
And Jesus answered and said unto thein; "I will also ask of you one question; and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me."
And they reasoned with themselves, saying; "If we shall say; From heaven,' he will say; Why then did ye not believe him?' But if we shall say; Of men;"" they feared the people; for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. And they answered and said unto Jesus; "We cannot tell."
And Jesus answering, saith unto them "Neither do I tell you, by what authority I do these things."
"But what_think ye? A certain man had Matt. two sons; and he came to the first, and said; 4.
Son, go work to day in my vineyard.' He answered and said; I will not; but after
And he came to
ward he repented and went.