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Matthew 21:42–43

42 Then Jesus asked them, Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures?

The stone that the builders rejected

has now become the cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing,

and it is wonderful to see.’*

43 I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit.

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Matthew 21:42–43 — The New International Version (NIV)

42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures:

“ ‘The stone the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone;

the Lord has done this,

and it is marvelous in our eyes?

43 Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.

Matthew 21:42–43 — English Standard Version (ESV)

42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures:

“ ‘The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone;

this was the Lord’s doing,

and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.

Matthew 21:42–43 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did 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 marvellous in our eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Matthew 21:42–43 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures:

The stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone.

This was the Lord’s doing,

And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.

Matthew 21:42–43 — New Century Version (NCV)

42 Jesus said to them, “Surely you have read this in the Scriptures:

‘The stone that the builders rejected

became the cornerstone.

The Lord did this,

and it is wonderful to us.’

43 “So I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to people who do the things God wants in his kingdom.

Matthew 21:42–43 — American Standard Version (ASV)

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,

The stone which the builders rejected,

The same was made the head of the corner;

This was from the Lord,

And it is marvelous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Matthew 21:42–43 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

42 Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone: this is of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes? 43 Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.

Matthew 21:42–43 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

42 Jesus asked them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: 

‘The stone that the builders rejected 

has become the cornerstone. 

The Lord is responsible for this, 

and it is amazing for us to see’? 

43 That is why I can guarantee that God’s kingdom will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce what God wants.

Matthew 21:42–43 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures:

The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone.

This came from the Lord

and is wonderful in our eyes?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit.

Matthew 21:42–43 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the scriptures:

The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone;

this was the Lord’s doing,

and it is amazing in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.

Matthew 21:42–43 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures,

‘The stone which the builders rejected,

this has become the cornerstone.

This came about from the Lord,

and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 For this reason, I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and will be given to a people who produce its fruits.

Matthew 21:42–43 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

42 Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read what the Scriptures say,

“ ‘The stone the builders didn’t accept

has become the most important stone of all.

The Lord has done it.

It is wonderful in our eyes’?

43 “So here is what I tell you. The kingdom of God will be taken away from you. It will be given to people who will produce its fruit.

Matthew 21:42–43 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

42 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the Scriptures,

The stone which the builders rejected,

This became the chief corner stone;

This came about from the Lord,

And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.


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