Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And when he approached Jerusalem on the side of Bayth Pagey and Bayth Anya to Tura D'Zaytay *, he sent two of his disciples. 2And he said to them, "Go to that village opposite us, and immediately entering you will find a colt that is tied which no one of the children of men has ridden. Loose him and bring him," 3"And if a man says to you, 'Why are you doing this?', say to him, 'He is needed by Our Lord.' And at once he will send him here." 4And they went and found a colt that was tied on the gate outside in the street, and as they untied him, 5Some among those who were standing there said to them, "What are you doing that you are untying the colt?" 6But they said to them according to what Yeshua had commanded them, and they allowed them. 7And they brought the colt to Yeshua and they threw their garments on it, and Yeshua rode upon him. 8But many were spreading their coats in the road and others were cutting branches from trees and spreading them in the road.
9And those who were before him and those who were behind were cheering and they were saying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH!"
10"Blessed is the Kingdom that comes of our father David! Hosanna in The Highest!"
11And Yeshua entered Jerusalem and into The Temple, and he saw everything, but when it was evening he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12And on the next day when he went out from Bethany he was hungry. 13And he saw a fig tree from a distance that had leaves on it and he came to it that perhaps he might find something on it, and when he came, he found nothing on it but leaves, for it was not the season of figs. 14And he said to it, "From now and forever no man will eat fruit from you!" And his disciples heard it and they came to Jerusalem.
15And Yeshua entered The Temple of God and he began to cast out those who bought and sold in The Temple and he overturned the tables of the money exchangers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 16And he allowed no one to carry merchandise inside The Temple. 17And he taught and he said 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 den of robbers." 18And the Chief Priests and the Scribes heard and they were seeking how they might destroy him, for they were afraid of him, because all the people were awestruck at his teaching.
19And when it was evening, they went outside the city.
20And in the morning when they were passing by, they saw the fig tree after it had dried up from its roots. 21And Shimeon remembered and he said to him, "Rabbi, look, that fig tree that you cursed has dried up!" 22Yeshua answered and he said to them, "May the faith of God be in you." 23"For, amen, I say to you, whoever shall say to this mountain: 'Be lifted up and fall into the sea', and will not doubt in his heart but shall believe that thing which he says, anything that he says shall be done for him." 24"Therefore I say to you, that everything that you pray and ask, believe that you are receiving it and you shall have it." 25"And whenever you stand to pray, forgive whatever you have against anyone, so that your Father who is in Heaven may also forgive you your faults." 26"But if you are not forgiving, neither will your Father in Heaven forgive you your faults."
27And they came again to Jerusalem and when he was walking in The Temple, the Chief Priests and the Scribes came to him, and the Elders. 28And they were saying to him, "By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?" 29But Yeshua said to them, "I will ask you also one matter that you should tell me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things." 30"From where was the baptism of Yohannan, from Heaven, or from the sons of men? Tell me." 31And they reasoned in themselves and they said, "If we say to him from Heaven, he will say to us, 'And why did you not believe him?' " 32"And that we should say, 'From the sons of men', there is the fear of the people, for they all are holding that Yohannan was truly a Prophet."* 33And they answered and they were saying to Yeshua, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither am I telling you by what authority I do these things."