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mock and to beat and to crucify, and the third day he will be raised up."

The mother of the sons of Zebedee with her two sons came to him, bowed down to him, and asked something from him. “What do you wish ?” he said to her.

Say that these my two sons may sit, one on your right, and one on your left, in your kingdom.”

“You do not knov what you are asking. Can you drink the


I am about to drink?" " We can.”

“My cup will you drink. But to sit on my right and on my left is not mine to give. But it is for those for whom it has been prepared by

my Father.

When the ten heard they were indignant about the two brothers. But Jesus called them and said :

“ You know that the rulers of the heathen lord it over them and those who are great exercise imperious dominion over them. It will not be thus among you.

But whoever wishes to become great among you will be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first will be your slave; just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many."


As they were going out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.

Two blind men were sitting by the road. And when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, and said :

“Lord, Son of David, take pity on us!”
But the crowd told them to be quiet.
But they cried out the more :
“Lord, Son of David, take pity on us !”
Jesus stopped and called them, and said :
“What do you wish me to do for you?”
“Lord, that our eyes may be opened !”

Jesus pitied them, touched their eyes, and they at once received their sight and followed him.

And if any

When they came near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples and said to them :

“Go into the village ahead of you, and you will at once find an ass tied and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. one says anything to you, say, the Lord needs them. And he will at once send them."

Now this has happened to fulfil the saying of the prophet:

Tell ye the daughter of Zion :
Behold thy King cometh to thee,

Meek and sitting on an ass,
And on a colt the foal of an ass.


The disciples went and did just as Jesus directed them and brought the ass and the colt and put on them their cloaks and he sat on them.

The most of the crowd spread their cloaks in the road, but others cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the road.

And the crowds going before him and those following, kept shouting :

Hosanna to the Son of David !
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord !

Hosanna in the highest ! When he had come into Jerusalem the whole city was stirred, and said :

" Who is this?

“This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee," the crowds said.

Jesus went into the temple and drove out all those who were selling and buying in the temple, overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those selling doves, and he said to them: “ It is written :

My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers."

The blind and the lame came to him in the temple and he cured them.


But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders he did, and the children crying in the temple :

Hosanna to the Son of David ! they were indignant and said to him :

“Do you hear what these are saying?” “ Yes,” Jesus said to them. Did

you never read :

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings,

Thou hast perfected praise? He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.

In the morning as he was going back to the city he was hungry. And seeing a fig-tree by the road he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and he said to it:

Nevermore let fruit be gathered from you forever."

The fig-tree withered away at once. And when the disciples saw it they wondered, and said :

“ How did the fig-tree wither away at once ?”

To tell you the truth," Jesus answered them, “ if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has just been done to the figtree, but even if you shall say to this mountain, Be taken up and be thrown into the sea, it will


happen. And everything whatever you shall ask in prayer believing you will receive.”

He went into the temple.

As he was teaching, the chief priests and elders of the people came to him, and said :

" By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?"

“ I, also, will ask you one thing,” Jesus answered them, “and if you tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven, or from men?”

They discussed among themselves, and said : “ If we say, From heaven, he will say to us, Why, then, did you not believe him? But if we say from men,-we are afraid of the crowd, for all hold John as a prophet." So they answered Jesus, and said :

“ We do not know."

“Nor do I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. But what do you think? A man had two sons. And he came to the first, and said :

Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.
Yes, sir, he answered, but he did not go.

He came to the other and said to him the same thing.

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