Matthew 21 ©
Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass amidst the acclamations of the multitude. He driveth the buyers and sellers out of the temple, and healeth the diseased there. His reply to the priests and scribes who took offence at the hosannas of the people. He curseth the barren fig tree, which presently withereth: he silenceth the priests and elders who questioned his authority. The parable of the two sons whom their father sent to work in his vineyard. The parable of the vineyard let out to wicked husbandmen.
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.
cAll this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and *strawed them in the way.
uNow in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
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.
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.
¶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?
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.
¶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:
Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
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.
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?