Matthew 21:1–22:46

And awhen they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to bBethphage, unto cthe mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 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. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. dAll this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, eTell ye the daughter of Sion, fBehold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him gthereon. And a very great multitude hspread their garments in the way; others icut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, kHosanna to the Son of David: lBlessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; kHosanna min the highest. 10 nAnd when he was come into Jerusalem, oall the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus pthe prophet of qNazareth of Galilee.

12 rAnd Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the stables of the tmoneychangers, and the seats of them that sold udoves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, xMy house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it ya den of yythieves. 14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, zHosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, aOut of the mouth of bbabes and sucklings thou hast cperfected praise? 17 And he left them, and went out of the city into dBethany; and he lodged there.

18 eNow in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20 fAnd when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, gVerily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and hdoubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto ithis mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And kall things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

23 lAnd when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, mBy what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? 24 And 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. 25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they mreasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 26 But if we shall say, Of men; nwe fear the people; for all hold John as oa prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. 28 pBut what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day qin my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he rrepented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the spublicans and the tharlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you uin the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the xpublicans and the harlots xbelieved him: and ye, when ye had seen it, qrepented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

33 Hear another parable: yThere was a certain householder, which planted za vineyard, and ahedged it round about, and adigged a winepress in it, and abuilt a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and bwent into a far country: 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, cthat they might receive the fruits of it. 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and dbeat one, and ekilled another, and fstoned another. 36 Again, he sent gother servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. 37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will hreverence my son. 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is ithe heir; come, jlet us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39 kAnd they caught him, and cast him lout of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41 They say unto him, mHe will miserably destroy those wicked men, nand will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, oThe stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, pThe kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever qshall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, rit will grind him to powder. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 But swhen they sought to lay hands on him, tthey feared the multitude, because they took him for ua prophet.

22 And Jesus aanswered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, bThe kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a cmarriage for his son, And sent forth his servants dto call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth eother servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my fdinner: gmy oxen and my hfatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them ispitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth khis armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not lworthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, mboth bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man nwhich had not on oa wedding garment: 12 And he saith unto him, pFriend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he qwas speechless. 13 Then said the king to the rservants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and scast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 tFor many are called, but few are chosen.

15 uThen went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the xHerodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for ythou regardest not the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give ztribute unto aCaesar, or not? 18 But Jesus bperceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye chypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a ||penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and ||superscription? 21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, dRender therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, eand left him, and went their way.

23 The same day came to him the fSadducees, gwhich say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, hIf a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27 And last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, inot knowing the scriptures, nor jthe power of God. 30 For in the resurrection kthey neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are las the angels of God in heaven. 31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 mI am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33 And when the multitude heard this, nthey were astonished at his doctrine.

34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had oput pthe Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was qa lawyer, asked him a question, qtempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, rThou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with

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