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Jesus' Final Public Interaction
In and Around Jerusalem
Arrival at Bethany - John 11:55-12:1
Mary Anoints Jesus
|MAT 26:6 ¶ Now when Jesus was in Bethany, at the
home of Simon the leper,
MAT 26:7 a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it upon His head as He reclined at the table.
MAT 26:8 But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Why this waste?
MAT 26:9 "For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor."
MAT 26:10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me.
MAT 26:11 "For the poor you have with you always; but you do not always have Me.
MAT 26:12 "For when she poured this perfume upon My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.
MAT 26:13 "Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done shall also be spoken of in memory of her."
|MAR 14:3 ¶ And while He was in Bethany at the
home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster
vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His
MAR 14:4 But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume been wasted?
MAR 14:5 "For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her.
MAR 14:6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me.
MAR 14:7 "For the poor you always have with you, and whenever you wish, you can do them good; but you do not always have Me.
MAR 14:8 "She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
MAR 14:9 "And truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of in memory of her."
|JOH 12:2 So they made Him a supper there, and
Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.
JOH 12:3 Mary therefore took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
JOH 12:4 But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,
JOH 12:5 "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii, and given to poor people?"
JOH 12:6 Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
JOH 12:7 Jesus therefore said, "Let her alone, in order that she may keep it for the day of My burial.
JOH 12:8 "For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have
|MAT 21:1 And when they had approached Jerusalem
and had come to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
MAT 21:2 saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them, and bring them to Me.
MAT 21:3 "And if anyone says something to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them."
MAT 21:4 Now this took place that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
MAT 21:5 "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold your King is coming to you, Gentle, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'"
MAT 21:6 And the disciples went and did just as Jesus had directed them,
MAT 21:7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid on them their garments, on which He sat.
MAT 21:8 And most of the multitude spread their garments in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees, and spreading them in the road.
MAT 21:9 And the multitudes going before Him, and those who followed after were crying out, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!"
|MAR 11:1 And as they approached Jerusalem, at
Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
MAR 11:2 and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
MAR 11:3 "And if anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' you say, 'The Lord has need of it'; and immediately he will send it back here."
MAR 11:4 And they went away and found a colt tied at the door outside in the street; and they untied it.
MAR 11:5 And some of the bystanders were saying to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
MAR 11:6 And they spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.
MAR 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and put their garments on it; and He sat upon it.
|LUK 19:29 ¶ And it came about that when He
approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the
LUK 19:30 saying, "Go into the village opposite you, in which as you enter you
will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it, and bring it here.
LUK 19:36 And as He was going, they were spreading their garments in the road.
LUK 19:39 And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke
JOH 12:12 ¶ On the next day the great multitude who had come to the feast, when they
heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
JOH 12:16 These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus
was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they
had done these things to Him.
|MAT 21:10 And when He had entered Jerusalem, all
the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?"
MAT 21:11 And the multitudes were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee."
MAT 21:14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
MAT 21:15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they became indignant,
MAT 21:16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes Thou hast prepared praise for Thyself'?"
MAT 21:17 And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
|MAR 11:11 ¶ And He entered Jerusalem
and after looking all around, He departed for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.
The Fig Tree Cursed
|MAT 21:18 ¶ Now in the morning, when He returned
to the city, He became hungry.
MAT 21:19a And seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it, and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you."
|MAR 11:12 ¶ And on the next day, when they had
departed from Bethany, He became hungry.
MAR 11:13 And seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
MAR 11:14 And He answered and said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.
Second Cleansing of the Temple
|MAT 21:12 ¶ And Jesus entered the temple and
cast out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of
the moneychangers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
MAT 21:13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house
of prayer'; but you are making it a robbers' den."
|MAR 11:15 ¶ And they came to Jerusalem. And He
entered the temple and began to cast out those who were buying and selling in the temple,
and overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who were selling
MAR 11:16 and He would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple.
MAR 11:17 And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a robbers' den."
MAR 11:18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for all the multitude was astonished at His teaching.
|LUK 19:45 ¶ And He entered the temple and began
to cast out those who were selling,
Greeks ask to see Jesus - John 12:20-36a
Response to unbelieving multitude - John 12:36b-50
Lesson of the Fig Tree
MAT 21:19b And at once the fig tree withered.
MAT 21:20 And seeing this, the disciples marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree
wither at once?"
|MAR 11:19 ¶ And whenever evening came, they
would go out of the city.
MAR 11:20 ¶ And as they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.
MAR 11:21 And being reminded, Peter said to Him, "Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which You cursed has withered."
MAR 11:22 And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God.
MAR 11:23 "Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him.
MAR 11:24 "Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.
MAR 11:25 "And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your transgressions.
MAR 11:26 [ "But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]
Jewish Leaders Question Authority of Jesus
MAT 21:23 ¶ And when He had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of
the people came to Him as He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing
these things, and who gave You this authority?"
MAR 11:27 ¶ And they came again to Jerusalem.
And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and scribes, and elders came to
|LUK 20:1 And it came about on one of the days
while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, that the chief
priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
LUK 20:2 and they spoke, saying to Him, "Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?"
LUK 20:3 And He answered and said to them, "I shall also ask you a question, and you tell Me:
LUK 20:4 "Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"
LUK 20:5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'
LUK 20:6 "But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
LUK 20:7 And they answered that they did not know where it came from.
LUK 20:8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."
First parable about responsibility - Matt. 21:28-32
Second Parable About Responsibility
|MAT 21:33 ¶ "Listen to another parable.
There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press
in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey.
MAT 21:34 "And when the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.
MAT 21:35 "And the vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.
MAT 21:36 "Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they
did the same thing to them.
|MAR 12:1 And He began to speak to them in
parables: "A man planted a vineyard, and put a wall around it, and dug a vat under
the wine press, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a
MAR 12:2 "And at the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.
MAR 12:3 "And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.
MAR 12:4 "And again he sent them another slave, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully.
MAR 12:5 "And he sent another, and that one they killed; and so with many others, beating some, and killing others.
MAR 12:6 "He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
MAR 12:7 "But those vine-growers said to one another, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'
MAR 12:8 "And they took him, and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
MAR 12:9 "What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the
vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others.
|LUK 20:9 ¶ And He began to tell the people this
parable: "A man planted a vineyard and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a
journey for a long time.
LUK 20:11 "And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and
treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed.
What, therefore, will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
Third parable about duty - Matthew 22:1-14
Question from the Pharisees and Herodians
|MAT 22:15 ¶ Then the Pharisees went and
counseled together how they might trap Him in what He said.
MAT 22:16 And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying,
|MAR 12:13 ¶ And they sent some of the Pharisees
and Herodians to Him, in order to trap Him in a statement.
MAR 12:14 And they came and said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth.
MAR 12:16 And they brought one. And He said to them, "Whose likeness and
inscription is this?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's."
|LUK 20:20 And they watched Him, and sent spies
who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so as
to deliver Him up to the rule and the authority of the governor.
LUK 20:21 And they questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth.
LUK 20:24 "Show Me a denarius.
Whose likeness and inscription does it have?" And they said, "Caesar's."
Question from the Sadducees
|MAT 22:23 ¶ On that day some Sadducees (who say
there is no resurrection) came to Him and questioned Him,
MAT 22:24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies, having no children, his
brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up an offspring to his brother.'
MAT 22:27 "And last of all, the woman died.
MAT 22:31 "But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that
which was spoken to you by God, saying,
|MAR 12:18 ¶ And some Sadducees (who say that
there is no resurrection) came to Him, and began questioning Him, saying,
MAR 12:19 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, and leaves behind a wife, and leaves no child, his brother should take the wife, and raise up offspring to his brother.
MAR 12:20 "There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died, leaving no offspring.
MAR 12:21 "And the second one took her, and died, leaving behind no offspring; and the third likewise;
MAR 12:22 and so all seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman died also.
MAR 12:23 "In the resurrection, when they rise again, which one's wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife."
MAR 12:24 Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God?
MAR 12:25 "For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
|LUK 20:27 ¶ Now there came to Him some of the
Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),
LUK 20:28 and they questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife and raise up offspring to his brother.
LUK 20:29 "Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died childless;
LUK 20:30 and the second
LUK 20:38 "Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to
Question from a Scribe
|MAT 22:34 ¶ But when the Pharisees heard that He
had put the Sadducees to silence, they gathered themselves together.
MAT 22:35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,
MAT 22:36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"
MAT 22:37 And He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
MAT 22:38 "This is the great and foremost commandment.
MAT 22:39 "The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
MAT 22:40 "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
MAR 12:28 ¶ And one of the scribes came and
heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What
commandment is the foremost of all?"
The Christ's Relationship with David
|MAT 22:41 ¶ Now while the Pharisees were
gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,
MAT 22:42 saying, "What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him, "The son of David."
MAT 22:43 He said to them, "Then how does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying,
MAT 22:44 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Until I put Thine enemies beneath Thy feet"'?
MAT 22:45 "If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his son?"
|MAR 12:35 ¶ And Jesus answering began to say, as
He taught in the temple,
Until I put Thine enemies beneath Thy feet.' "
|LUK 20:41 ¶ And He said to them,
Seven Woes - Matthew 23:1-36
|MAR 12:38 ¶ And in His teaching He was saying:
"Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,
MAR 12:39 and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets,
MAR 12:40 who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation. "
|LUK 20:45 ¶ And while all the people were
listening, He said to the disciples,
LUK 20:46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets,
LUK 20:47 who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation. "
|MAR 12:41 ¶ And He sat down opposite the
treasury, and began observing how the multitude were putting money into the treasury; and
many rich people were putting in large sums.
MAR 12:42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.
MAR 12:43 And calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury;
MAR 12:44 for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on. "
|LUK 21:1 And He looked up and saw the rich
putting their gifts into the treasury.
LUK 21:2 And He saw a certain poor widow putting in two small copper coins.
LUK 21:3 And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of
Lament over Jerusalem - Matthew 23:37-39