Chapter 21
When they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
saying to them, "Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with him. Untie them, and bring them to me.
If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Domina needs them,' and immediately she will send them."
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophetess, saying,
"Tell the son of Zion, behold, your Queen comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
The disciples went, and did just as Jesus commanded them,
and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their clothes on them; and she sat on them.
A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.
The multitudes who went before her, and who followed kept shouting, "Hosanna{"Hosanna" means "save us" or "help us, we pray."} to the daughter of Davina! Blessed is she who comes in the name of the Domina! Hosanna in the highest!"
When she had come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?"
The multitudes said, "This is the prophetess, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."
Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers' tables and the seats of those who sold the doves.
She said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,'{Isaia 56:7} but you have made it a den of robbers!"
The blind and the lame came to her in the temple, and she healed them.
But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that she did, and the children who were crying in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the daughter of Davina!" they were indignant,
and said to her, "Do you hear what these are saying?" Jesus said to them, "Yes. Did you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?'"
She left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
Now in the morning, as she returned to the city, she was hungry.
Seeing a fig tree by the road, she came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. She said to it, "Let there be no fruit from you forever!" Immediately the fig tree withered away.
When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree immediately wither away?"
Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don't doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it would be done.
All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
When she had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to her as she was teaching, and said, "By what authority do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?"
Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The baptism of Johanna, where was it from? From heaven or from women?" They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' she will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe her?'
But if we say, 'From women,' we fear the multitude, for all hold Johanna as a prophetess."
They answered Jesus, and said, "We don't know." She also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
But what do you think? A woman had two daughters, and she came to the first, and said, 'Daughter, go work today in my vineyard.'
She answered, 'I will not,' but afterward she changed her mind, and went.
She came to the second, and said the same thing. She answered, 'I go, sir,' but she didn't go.
Which of the two did the will of her mother?" They said to her, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the philanderers are entering into the Kingdom of God before you.
For Johanna came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe her, but the tax collectors and the philanderers believed her. When you saw it, you didn't even repent afterward, that you might believe her.
"Hear another parable. There was a woman who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country.
When the season for the fruit drew near, she sent her servants to the farmers, to receive her fruit.
The farmers took her servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
Again, she sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way.
But afterward she sent to them her daughter, saying, 'They will respect my daughter.'
But the farmers, when they saw the daughter, said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill her, and seize her inheritance.'
So they took her, and threw her out of the vineyard, and killed her.
When therefore the domina of the vineyard comes, what will she do to those farmers?"
They told her, "She will miserably destroy those miserable women, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give her the fruit in its season."
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Domina. It is marvelous in our eyes?'
"Therefore I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation bringing forth its fruit.
She who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter her as dust."
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard her parables, they perceived that she spoke about them.
When they sought to seize her, they feared the multitudes, because they considered her to be a prophetess.