Mark 11 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Mark 11


Mark 11:1

And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples

Mark 11:2

and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.

Mark 11:3

And if any one say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye, The Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him back hither.

Mark 11:4

And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door without in the open street; and they loose him.

Mark 11:5

And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

Mark 11:6

And they said unto them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go.

Mark 11:7

And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their garments; and he sat upon him.

Mark 11:8

And many spread their garments upon the way; and others branches, which they had cut from the fields.

Mark 11:9

And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, Hosanna; Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

Mark 11:10

Blessed [is] the kingdom that cometh, [the kingdom] of our father David: Hosanna in the highest.

Mark 11:11

And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, it being now eventide, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

Mark 11:12

And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered.

Mark 11:13

And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs.

Mark 11:14

And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Mark 11:15

And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves;

Mark 11:16

and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple.

Mark 11:17

And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers.

Mark 11:18

And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.

Mark 11:19

And every evening he went forth out of the city.

Mark 11:20

And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

Mark 11:21

And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

Mark 11:22

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Mark 11:23

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it.

Mark 11:24

T herefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Mark 11:25

And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Mark 11:26

[But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.]

Mark 11:27

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;

Mark 11:28

and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this authority to do these things?

Mark 11:29

And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Mark 11:30

The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.

Mark 11:31

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

Mark 11:32

But should we say, From men–they feared the people: for all verily held John to be a prophet.

Mark 11:33

And they answered Jesus and say, We know not. And Jesus saith unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

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