Scripture Readings

Friday, August 3, 2012

Matthew 21:12-14, 17-20 (Gospel)

12
Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
13
And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ “
14
Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
17
Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there.
18
Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.
19
And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.
20
And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”