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Matthew 21:31

31 Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, Truly I tell you, the tax collectorsr and the prostitutess are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.

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Matthew 21:31 — English Standard Version (ESV)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:31 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:31 — New Living Translation (NLT)

31 Which of the two obeyed his father?”

They replied, “The first.”

Then Jesus explained his meaning: I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do.

Matthew 21:31 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:31 — New Century Version (NCV)

31 Which of the two sons obeyed his father?”

The priests and leaders answered, “The first son.”

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before you do.

Matthew 21:31 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:31 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

31 Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Verily I say unto you that the tax-gatherers and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:31 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

31 “Which of the two sons did what the father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “I can guarantee this truth: Tax collectors and prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.

Matthew 21:31 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

31 Which of the two did his father’s will?”

“The first,” they said.

Jesus said to them, I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you!

Matthew 21:31 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.

Matthew 21:31 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going ahead of you into the kingdom of God!

Matthew 21:31 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

31 “Which of the two sons did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “What I’m about to tell you is true. Tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God ahead of you.

Matthew 21:31 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.