Matthew

Matthew 21 ©

1Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass amidst the acclamations of the multitude. 12He driveth the buyers and sellers out of the temple, and healeth the diseased there. 15His reply to the priests and scribes who took offence at the hosannas of the people. 17He curseth the barren fig tree, which presently withereth: 23he silenceth the priests and elders who questioned his authority. 28The parable of the two sons whom their father sent to work in his vineyard. 33The parable of the vineyard let out to wicked husbandmen.

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AND awhen they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

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Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

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And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, bThe Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

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cAll this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

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dTell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

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eAnd the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

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And brought the ass, and the colt, fand put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

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And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and *strawed them in the way.

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And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, gcried, saying, *Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; hHosanna in the highest.

g Ps. 118.24-26. ch. 23.39. v.15. Ps. 24.7-10.
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iAnd when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

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And the multitude said, This is jJesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

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¶And Jesus went into the temple of God, and kcast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold ldoves,

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And said unto them, It is written, mMy house shall be called the house of prayer; nbut ye have made it a den of thieves.

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oAnd the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

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pAnd 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 *sore displeased,

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And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, qOut of the mouth of rbabes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

r ch. 11.25.
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sAnd he left them, and went out of the city into tBethany; and he lodged there.

t ch. 26.6.
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uNow in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

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vAnd when he saw 1a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but wleaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And *presently the fig tree xwithered away.

v Mar. 11.12,13. Lu. 13.6-9. Phi. 3.18,19. 2Ti. 3.5. Tit. 1.16. He. 6.4-8; 10.26-31. 2Pe. 2.20-22. ch. 12.43-45. v.40-44. Lu. 19.42-44.
x Jude 12.
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And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, yHow soon is the fig tree withered away!

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Jesus answered and said unto them, *Verily I say unto you, zIf ye have faith, and adoubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto bthis mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

b v.1.
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cAnd all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

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dAnd when he was come into the temple, ethe chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, fBy what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

f Ex. 2.14. Ac. 7.27; 4.7. ch. 7.29.
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gAnd Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

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hThe baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

h ch. 3. Lu. 1; 3. Mar. 1.1-11. Jn. 1.6-36; 3.22-36; 5.32-35. Lu. 7.29,30. ch. 17.12. Mar. 9.13.
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But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; ifor all hold John as ja prophet.

j ch. 11.9.
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And they answered Jesus, and said, kWe cannot tell. And he said unto them, lNeither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

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¶But what think ye? mA certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

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nHe answered and said, I will not: obut afterward he repented, and went.

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And phe came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

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*Whether of them *twain did the will of his father? qThey say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, *Verily I say unto you, rThat the *publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

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For sJohn came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the *publicans and the harlots believed him: and tye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

s ch. 3.1,8-12. Lu. 3.12,13; 7.29-50. ch. 11.18. Lu. 18.13; 19.1-10.
t Ps. 10.4. Jn. 5.40. Zec. 7.11,12. Ps. 81.11,12. Re. 2.21.
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¶Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, uwhich planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to vhusbandmen, and went into a far country:

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And when the time of the fruit drew near, he wsent his servants to the husbandmen, xthat they might receive the fruits of it.

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yAnd the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and zkilled another, and astoned another.

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Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

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But last of all he bsent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

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cBut when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

c He. 1.1,2. ch. 26.3,4; 27.1. Jn. 11.53. ch. 26; 27. Mar. 14; 15. Lu. 22; 23. Jn. 5; 7; 8; 10; 18; 19. Ac. 3.14,15. 1Co. 2.8. He. 13.12.
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And dthey caught him, and cast him eout of the vineyard, and slew him.

d Ac. 2.23; 4.25-27. ch. 26.50-27.50.
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When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

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They say unto him, fHe will miserably destroy those wicked men, and gwill let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

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Jesus saith unto them, hDid ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is imarvellous in our eyes?

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Therefore say I unto you, jThe kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a knation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

j v.41. ch. 8.12. Lu. 14.24.
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lAnd whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

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And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, mthey perceived that he spake of them.

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But nwhen they sought to lay hands on him, they ofeared the multitude, because they ptook him for a prophet.

n v.15.
p Lu. 7.16. Jn. 7.40. v.11.