King James VersionMatthew21


1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Beth­phage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Je­sus two dis­ci­ples, 2 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. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straight­way he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be ful­filled which was spo­ken by the prophet, say­ing, 5 Tell 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. 6 And the dis­ci­ples went, and did as Je­sus com­mand­ed them, 7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him there­on. 8 And a very great mul­ti­tude spread their gar­ments in the way; oth­ers cut down branch­es from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And the mul­ti­tudes that went be­fore, and that fol­lowed, cried, say­ing, Hosan­na to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosan­na in the high­est. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, say­ing, Who is this? 11 And the mul­ti­tude said, This is Je­sus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 12 And Je­sus went into the tem­ple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the tem­ple, and over­threw the ta­bles of the mon­ey­chang­ers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is writ­ten, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. 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, Hosan­na 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, Out of the mouth of babes and suck­lings thou hast per­fect­ed praise? 17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. 18 Now 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 And when the dis­ci­ples saw it, they mar­velled, say­ing, How soon is the fig tree with­ered away! 21 Je­sus an­swered and said unto them, Ver­i­ly I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this moun­tain, Be thou re­moved, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And all things, what­so­ev­er ye shall ask in prayer, be­liev­ing, ye shall re­ceive. 23 And 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, By 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 rea­soned 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; we fear the peo­ple; for all hold John as a 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 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vine­yard. 29 He an­swered and said, I will not: but af­ter­ward he re­pent­ed, 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 pub­li­cans and the har­lots go into the king­dom of God be­fore you. 32 For John came unto you in the way of righ­teous­ness, and ye be­lieved him not: but the pub­li­cans and the har­lots be­lieved him: and ye, when ye had seen it, re­pent­ed not af­ter­ward, that ye might be­lieve him. 33 Hear an­oth­er para­ble: There was a cer­tain house­hold­er, which plant­ed a vine­yard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine­press in it, and built a tow­er, and let it out to hus­band­men, and went into a far coun­try: 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his ser­vants to the hus­band­men, that they might re­ceive the fruits of it. 35 And the hus­band­men took his ser­vants, and beat one, and killed an­oth­er, and stoned an­oth­er. 36 Again, he sent oth­er 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 rev­er­ence my son. 38 But 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. 39 And they caught him, and cast him out 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, He will mis­er­ably de­stroy those wicked men, and 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, 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. 44 And whoso­ev­er shall fall on this stone shall be bro­ken: but on whom­so­ev­er it shall fall, it 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 when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the mul­ti­tude, be­cause they took him for a prophet.