" After this comes, "And when He had entered into Jerusalem the whole city was stirred," which we cited above. Then we have Mark's account:
In psalms and hymns, let us raise to Him our shouts of thanksgiving; and, without ceasing, let us exclaim, "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; "
"Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Lord"
and did not discover (any). Wherefore, he says, He cursed the fig-tree,
The disciples then bring the foal to Jesus naked, and put their own dress on it, so that the Lord may sit on the disciples' garments which are on it, at His ease. What is said further will not, in the light of Matthew's statements, present anydifficulty; how
She has none to whom to make such a promise; and if she have had, she does not make it; since even the earthly temple of God can sooner have been called by the Lord a "den of robbers,"
but if we do not the will of the Lord, we shall be of the scripture that saith, "My house was made a den of robbers."
This Gnostic, to speak compendiously, makes up for the absence of the apostles, by the rectitude of his life, the accuracy of his knowledge, by benefiting his relations, by "removing the mountains" of his neighbours, and putting away the irregularities of their soul. Although each of us is his
Mark 11:24 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Also according to Mark: "All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye shall receive them, and they shall be yours."
Who then is he that asketh, but he who has obeyed Jesus when He says, "If ye stand praying, believe that ye receive, and ye shall receive"?
Thus, also, when He gave the law of prayer, He added, saying, "And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive you your trespasses."
If an injury is done to you, look to Jesus Christ; and even as ye desire that He may remit your transgressions, do ye also forgive them theirs;
Then Simon, enraged that he was not able to tell the secret of the apostle, cried out, saying: Let great dogs come forth, and eat him up before Caesar. And suddenly there appeared great dogs, and rushed at Peter. But Peter, stretching forth his hands
The baptism announced by John formed the subject, even at that time, of a question, proposed by the Lord Himself indeed to the Pharisees, whether that baptism were heavenly, or truly earthly:
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