Happy Fig Monday Everyone!


There are four accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. They are clearly talking about the same things, but the different writers have timelines and points of view that are not easy to harmonise sometimes. This is my own harmony of the Monday of Holy Week, using the Contemporary English Version of the Gospels.

It Wasn’t The Season For Figs
Matthew 21:12-17
Mark 11:12-19
Luke 19:45-48
John 2:13-22

When Jesus got up the next morning, he was hungry. He started out from Bethany with his disciples for the city. From a distance he saw a fig tree covered with leaves, and he went to see if there were any figs on the tree. But when he came to it, because it wasn’t the season for figs, he found only leaves and no figs, so he told the tree, “You will never again grow any fruit!” Right then, the fig tree dried up.

After Jesus and his disciples reached Jerusalem, he went into the temple, took some rope and made a whip. He began chasing out everyone who was selling and buying, together with their sheep and cattle. Jesus would not let anyone carry things through the temple. He turned over the tables of the money-changers and scattered their coins. He turned over the benches of those who were selling doves. “Get those doves out of here! Don’t make my Father’s house a marketplace. The Scriptures say ‘My house should be called a place of worship for all nations. But you have made it a place where robbers hide!’ The disciples then remembered that the Scriptures say ‘My love for your house burns in me like a fire.

The Jewish leaders asked Jesus, “What miracle will you work to show us why you have done this?”

“Destroy this temple,” Jesus answered, “and in three days I will build it again!”

“It took forty-six years to build this temple,” the leaders replied. “What makes you think you can rebuild it in three days?” But Jesus was talking about his body as a temple. And when he was raised from death, his disciples remembered what he had told them. Then they believed the Scriptures and the words of Jesus.

Blind and lame people came to Jesus in the temple, and he healed them. But the chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses were angry when they saw his miracles and heard the children shouting praises to the Son of David. The men said to Jesus, “Don’t you hear what those children are saying?”

“Yes, I do!” Jesus answered. “Don’t you know that the Scriptures say ‘Children and infants will sing praises? ‘ “

The chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses heard what Jesus said, and grew more and more afraid of him, They could see that the crowds were completely amazed at his teaching and they started looking for a way to kill him. Then Jesus left the city and went out to the village of Bethany, where he spent the night as usual.

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I have added the perfume jar and discovered I had a little priest so he joined … in with thirty 5ps, 10ps, 20ps and 50ps to make his deals with.

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