Matthew 21

CHAPTER 21

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

And when they approached unto Jerusalem, and came into Bethphage, to the mount of olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, Go into the town, the one before you! And immediately you shall find a donkey being tied, and a foal with her; having untied lead them to me! And if anyone should say to you anything, you say that, Their master [2need 1has]; and immediately he sends them. And this entirely came to pass, that should be fulfilled the thing having been spoken through the prophet, saying, Say to the daughter of Zion! Behold, your king comes to you, gentle, and being mounted upon a donkey, and a foal, an offspring of a beast of burden. [4having gone 1And 2the 3disciples], and having done as [2assigned 3to them 1Jesus], they led the donkey and the foal, and they placed upon them their cloaks, and he sat upon them. And the greatest part of the multitude spread out their own cloaks in the way; and others beat branches from the trees, and spread them out in the way. And the multitudes, the ones leading before and the ones following, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the son of David. Being blessed is the one coming in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest. 10 And in his entering into Jerusalem, [4was shaken 1all 2the 3city], saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitudes said, This is Jesus the prophet, the one from Nazareth of Galilee.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and he cast out all the ones selling and buying in the temple; and the tables of the money-changers he overturned, and the chairs of the ones selling the doves. 13 And he says to them, It is written, My house [2a house 3of prayer 1shall be called]; but you made it a cave of robbers. 14 And came forward to him the lame and blind in the temple; and he cured them. 15 [7beholding 1And 2the 3chief priests 4and 5the 6scribes] the wonders which he did, and the children crying out in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were indignant. 16 And they said to him, Do you hear what these say? And Jesus says to them, Yes, at no time did you read that, From out of the mouth of infants and nursing ones I readied praise? 17 And leaving them, he came forth outside the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. 18 And in the morning turning back into the city, he hungered.

Jesus Dries Up the Fig-tree

19 And beholding [2fig-tree 1one] upon the way, he came unto it and [2nothing 1found] on it except leaves only. And he says to it, No longer from you [2fruit 1should] be produced into the eon. And 4dried up 1immediately 2the 3fig-tree]. 20 And beholding, the disciples marveled, saying, How did [3immediately 4dry up 1the 2fig-tree]? 21 And answering Jesus said to them, Amen I say to you, If you should have belief, and should not examine, not only the thing of the fig-tree shall you do, but even if to this mountain you should say, Be lifted and be thrown into the sea! it shall come to pass. 22 And all as much as you should have asked in the prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Jesus' Authority Questioned

23 And in his coming into the temple, came forward to him while teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people, saying, By what authority do you do these things, and who gave to you this authority? 24 And answering Jesus said to them, I shall ask you also [2word 1one], which if you should tell to me, I also will tell to you by what authority I do these things. 25 The immersion of John, from what place was it? From heaven or from men? And they argued by themselves, saying, If we should say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him? 26 And if we should say, From men; we fear the multitude. For all hold John as a prophet. 27 And answering to Jesus they said, We do not know. He said to them also himself, Nor I tell to you by what authority I do these things.

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 But what do you think? A certain man had [2children 1two]. And having come forward to the first, he said, Child, go! today work in my vineyard! 29  And responding he said, I do not want to. But afterwards, having changed his mind he went forth. 30 And having come forward to the second, he said likewise. And he answering said, I will, O master. and he did not go forth. 31 Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. [2says 3to them 1Jesus], Amen I say to you, that, The tax collectors and the harlots go before you into the kingdom of God. 32 [3came 1For 4to 5you 2John] in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him. But you having seen did not repent afterwards to believe him.

The Parable of the Growers

33 Another parable hear! A certain man was master of a house, who planted a vineyard, and [2a barrier 3for it 1he put around], and he dug in it a wine vat, and built a tower, and handed it over to growers, and he traveled abroad. 34 And when [5approached 1the 2season 3of the 4fruits], he sent his servants to the growers to receive of his fruits. 35 And [3having taken 1the 2growers] his servants, one they flayed, and one they killed, and one they stoned. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first; and they did to them likewise. 37 And afterwards he sent to them his son, saying, They will respect my son. 38 And the growers seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, we should kill him, and take control of his inheritance. 39 And having taken, they cast him outside the vineyard, and killed him. 40 Whenever then [5shall come 1the 2master 3of the 4vineyard], what shall he do to those growers? 41 They say to him, The evil men, harshly he will destroy them, and the vineyard he will hand over to other growers, the ones who will render to him the fruits in their seasons. 42 [2says 3to them 1Jesus], At no time did you read in the scriptures? The stone which [3rejected 1the ones 2building], this one became as head corner stone; by the Lord this happened, and it is wonderful in our eyes. 43 On account of this I say to you, that, [4shall be lifted away 5from 6you 1The 2kingdom 3of God], and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it. 44 And the one falling upon this stone shall be fractured in pieces; [2upon 3whom 1but] ever it should fall it shall winnow him. 45 And [6hearing 1the 2chief priests 3and 4the 5Pharisees] his parables, knew that about them he speaks. 46 And seeking to hold him, they feared the multitudes, since [2as 3a prophet 1they held him].
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