1110 Mark 10 – 11
42 Jesus called them to geth er and said , “ You
know that those who are re gard ed as rulers of the Gen tiles lord it over them , and their high of fi cials ex er cise au thor i ty over them . 43 Not so with you . In stead , who ever wants to be come great among you must be your ser vant , 44 and who ev er wants to be first must be slave of all . 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served , but to serve , and to give his life as a ran som for many .”
Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight
46 Then they came to Jer i cho . As Jesus
and his dis ci ples , to geth er with a large crowd , were leav ing the city , a blind man , Bar ti mae us ( which means “ son of Ti maeus ”), was sit ting by the road side beg ging .
47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Naz a-
reth , he be gan to shout , “ Jesus , Son of David , have mer cy on me !”
48 Many re buked him and told him to be
qui et , but he shout ed all the more , “ Son of Da vid , have mer cy on me !”
49 Jesus stopped and said , “ Call him .”
So they called to the blind man , “ Cheer up ! On your feet ! He ’ s call ing you .”
50 Throw ing his cloak aside , he jumped to
his feet and came to Jesus .
51 “ What do you want me to do for you ?”
Jesus asked him . The blind man said , “ Rab bi , I want to see .”
52 “ Go ,” said Jesus , “ your faith has healed
you .” Im me di ate ly he re ceived his sight and fol lowed Jesus along the road .
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
As they ap proached Je ru sa lem and came to Beth pha ge and Beth a ny at the Mount of Ol ives , Jesus sent two of his disci ples , 2 say ing to them , “ Go to the vil lage ahead of you , and just as you en ter it , you will find a colt tied there , which no one has ever rid den . Un tie it and bring it here . 3 If any one asks you , ‘ Why are you do ing this ?’ say , ‘ The Lord needs it and will send it back here short ly .’ ”
4 They went and found a colt out side in
the street , tied at a door way . As they untied it , 5 some peo ple stand ing there asked , “ What are you do ing , un ty ing that colt ?”
6 They an swered as Jesus had told them
to , and the peo ple let them go . 7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it , he sat on it . 8 Many peo ple spread their cloaks on the road , while others spread branch es they had cut in the fields . 9 Those who went ahead and those who fol lowed shout ed ,
“ Hosanna ! a ”
“ 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 heaven !”
11 Jesus en tered Je ru sa lem and went into
the tem ple courts . He looked around at every thing , but since it was al ready late , he went out to Beth a ny with the Twelve .
Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple Courts
12 The next day as they were leav ing
Beth a ny , Jesus was hun gry . 13 See ing in the dis tance a fig tree in leaf , he went to find out if it had any fruit . When he reached it , he found noth ing but leaves , be cause it was not the sea son for figs . 14 Then he said to the tree , “ May no one ever eat fruit from you again .” And his dis ci ples heard him say it .
15 On reach ing Je ru sa lem , Jesus en tered
the tem ple courts and be gan driv ing out those who were buy ing and sell ing there . He over turned the ta bles of the mon ey chang ers and the bench es of those sell ing doves , 16 and would not al low any one to carry mer chan dise through the tem ple courts .
17 And as he taught them , he said , “ Is it not
writ ten : ‘ My house will be called a house of prayer for all na tions ’ c ? But you have made it ‘ a den of rob bers .’ d ”
18 The chief priests and the teach ers of
the law heard this and be gan look ing for a way to kill him , for they feared him , because the whole crowd was amazed at his teach ing .
19 When eve ning came , Jesus and his disci ples e went out of the city .
20 In the morn ing , as they went along ,
a 9 A Hebrew expression meaning “ Save !” which became an exclamation of praise ; also in verse 10 b 9 Psalm 118:25,26 c 17 Isaiah 56:7 d 17 Jer . 7:11 e 19 Some early manuscripts came , Jesus