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Chapter 21

Matt. 21:1 When they drew close to Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

Matt. 21:2 saying to them, go into the village next to you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to Me.

Matt. 21:3 And if any man say anything to you, you will say, the Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them.

Matt. 21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Matt. 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting upon a donkey, and a colt the foal of a donkey.

Matt. 21:6 So the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

Matt. 21:7 and brought the donkey, and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and they set Him on it.

Matt. 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments on the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and scattered them on the way.

Matt. 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!

Matt. 21:10 And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, who is this?

Matt. 21:11 And the multitude said, this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

Matt. 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

Matt. 21:13 And said to them, it is written, My house will be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

Matt. 21:14 So the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple; and He healed them.

Matt. 21:15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were intensely displeased,

Matt. 21:16 And said to Him, do you hear what these say? And Jesus said to them, yes; have you not read, out of the mouth of babes and infants You have perfected praise?

Matt. 21:17 And He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He stayed there.

Matt. 21:18 Now in the morning as He returned into the city, He hungered.

Matt. 21:19 And when He saw a fig tree on the way, He came to it, and found nothing on it, but leaves only, and said to it, let no fruit grow on you from now on and going into the New Covenant Age. Immediately the fig tree withered away.

Matt. 21:20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, how quickly the fig tree withered away!

Matt. 21:21 Jesus answered and said to them, truly I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you will not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you will say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; it will be done.

Matt. 21:22 For all things, whatsoever you will ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

Matt. 21:23 When He had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him as He was teaching, and said, by what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?

Matt. 21:24 Then Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Matt. 21:25 The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven, or of men? Then they reasoned with themselves, saying, if we will say, from heaven; He will say to us, why did you not then believe him?

Matt. 21:26 But if we will say, of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

Matt. 21:27 Then they answered Jesus, and said, we cannot tell. So He said to them, neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Matt. 21:28 Now what do you think? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, son, go work today in my vineyard.

Matt. 21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

Matt. 21:30 Then he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I am going, sir: and did not go.

Matt. 21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him, the first. Jesus said to them, truly I say to you, that the tax-collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matt. 21:32 For John came to you on the way of righteousness, and you did not believed him: but the tax-collectors and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, afterward did not repent, that you might believe him.

Matt. 21:33 Hear another parable: there was a certain land owner, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a wine-press in it, and built a watchtower, and leased it to some vine-dressers, and went into a far country:

Matt. 21:34 when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his slaves to the vine-dressers, that they might receive the fruits of it.

Matt. 21:35 But the vine-dressers took his slaves, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Matt. 21:36 Again, he sent other slaves more than the first: and they did to them likewise.

Matt. 21:37 But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, they will respect my son.

Matt. 21:38 But when the vine-dressers saw the son, they said among themselves, this is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

Matt. 21:39 So they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

Matt. 21:40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-dressers?

Matt. 21:41 They said to Him, he will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will lease his vineyard to other vine-dressers, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.

Matt. 21:42 Jesus said to them, did you not read in the Scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the chief cornerstone: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Matt. 21:43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.

Matt. 21:44 Whoever will fall on this stone will be broken: and on whomever it will fall, it will grind him to powder.

Matt. 21:45 When the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that He spoke about them.

Matt. 21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitude, because they believed He was a prophet.