Matthew Chapter 21
1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalemand were come toBethphageunto the mount of Olivesthen sent Jesus twodisciples
2 Saying unto themGo into the village over against youandstraightway ye shall find an ass tiedand a colt with herloose themand bring them unto me.
3 And if any man say ought unto youye shall sayThe Lord hathneed of themand straightway he will send them.
4 All this was donethat it might be fulfilled which was spokenby the prophetsaying
5 Tell ye the daughter of SionBeholdthy King cometh untotheemeekand sitting upon an assand a colt the foal of anass.
6 And the disciples wentand did as Jesus commanded them
7 And brought the assand the coltand put on them theirclothesand they set him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the wayothers cut down branches from the treesand strawed them inthe way.
9 And the multitudes that went beforeand that followedcriedsayingHosanna to the son of DavidBlessed is he that comethin the name of the LordHosanna in the highest.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalemall the city was movedsayingWho is this
11 And the multitude saidThis is Jesus the prophet of Nazarethof Galilee.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of Godand cast out all themthat sold and bought in the templeand overthrew the tablesof the moneychangersand the seats of them that sold doves
13 And said unto themIt is writtenMy house shall be calledthe house of prayerbut ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the templeand hehealed them.
15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderfulthings that he didand the children crying in the templeandsayingHosanna to the son of Davidthey were soredispleased
16 And said unto himHearest thou what these sayAnd Jesussaith unto themYeahave ye never readOut of the mouth ofbabes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise
17 And he left themand went out of the city into Bethanyandhe lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the cityhe hungered.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the wayhe came to itandfound nothing thereonbut leaves onlyand said unto itLetno fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently thefig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw itthey marvelledsayingHowsoon is the fig tree withered away
21 Jesus answered and said unto themVerily I say unto youIfye have faithand doubt notye shall not only do this whichis done to the fig treebut also if ye shall say unto thismountainBe thou removedand be thou cast into the seaitshall be done.
22 And all thingswhatsoever ye shall ask in prayerbelieving ye shall receive.
23 And when he was come into the templethe chief priests andthe elders of the people came unto him as he was teachingandsaidBy what authority doest thou these thingsand who gavethee this authority
24 And Jesus answered and said unto themI also will ask you onethingwhich if ye tell meI in like wise will tell you bywhat authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of Johnwhence was itfrom heavenor of men And they reasoned with themselvessayingIf we shall say From heavenhe will say unto usWhy did ye not then believehim
26 But if we shall sayOf menwe fear the peoplefor all holdJohn as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesusand saidWe cannot tell. And he saidunto themNeither tell I you by what authority I do thesethings.
28 But what think yeA certain man had two sonsand he came tothe firstand saidSongo work to day in my vineyard.
29 He answered and saidI will notbut afterward he repentedand went.
30 And he came to the secondand said likewise. And he answeredand saidI gosirand went not.
31 Whether of them twain did the will of his fatherThey sayunto himThe first. Jesus saith unto themVerily I say untoyouThat the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom ofGod before you.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousnessand yebelieved him notbut the publicans and the harlots believedhimand yewhen ye had seen itrepented not afterwardthatye might believe him.
33 Hear another parableThere was a certain householderwhichplanted a vineyardand hedged it round aboutand digged awinepress in itand built a towerand let it out tohusbandmenand went into a far country
34 And when the time of the fruit drew nearhe sent his servantsto the husbandmenthat they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servantsand beat oneand killedanotherand stoned another.
36 Againhe sent other servants more than the firstand theydid unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his sonsayingThey willreverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the sonthey said amongthemselvesThis is the heircomelet us kill himand letus seize on his inheritance.
39 And they caught himand cast him out of the vineyardandslew him.
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard comethwhat will hedo unto those husbandmen
41 They say unto himHe will miserably destroy those wicked men and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmenwhichshall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto themDid ye never read in the scriptures The stone which the builders rejectedthe same is become thehead of the cornerthis is the Lord s doingand it ismarvellous in our eyes
43 Therefore say I unto youThe kingdom of God shall be takenfrom youand given to a nation bringing forth the fruitsthereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be brokenbut onwhomsoever it shall fallit will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard hisparablesthey perceived that he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on himthey feared themultitudebecause they took him for a prophet.