Matthew 21
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CHAPTER 21
1And when Jesus came nigh to Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at [or to] the mount of Olives, then sent he his two disciples [or then Jesus sent his two disciples],
2and said to them, Go ye into the castle that is against you, and anon ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie ye, and bring to me.
3And if any man say to you anything, say ye, that the Lord hath need to them; and anon he shall leave them.
4All this was done, that that thing should be fulfilled, that was said by the prophet, saying,
5Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Lo! thy king cometh to thee, meek, sitting on an ass, and a foal [or a colt] of an ass under yoke.
6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded [to] them.
7And they brought an ass, and the foal [or the colt], and laid their clothes on them, and made him [to] sit above.
8And full much people spreaded their clothes in the way; others cutted branches of trees, and strewed in the way.
9And the people that went before, and that pursued, cried, and said, Hosanna to the son of David; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in high things [or in the highest things].
10And when he was entered into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, and said, Who is this?
11But the people said, This is Jesus, the prophet, of Nazareth of Galilee.
12And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out of the temple all that bought and sold; and he turned upside-down the boards of changers, and the chairs of men that sold culvers.
13And he said to them, It is written, Mine house shall be called an house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14And blind and crooked came to him in the temple, and he healed them.
15But the princes of priests, and the scribes, seeing the marvelous [or the wonderful] things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David, they had indignation [or disdain],
16and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said to them, Yea; whether ye have never read, That of the mouth of young children, and of suckling children, thou hast made perfect praising?
17And when he had left them, he went forth out of the city, into Bethany; and there he dwelt, and taught them of the kingdom of God.
18But on the morrow, he, turning again into the city, hungered.
19And he saw a fig tree beside the way, and came to it, and found nothing therein [or thereon], but leaves only. And he said to it, Never fruit come forth of thee [or Never be fruit born of thee], into without end. And anon the fig tree was dried up.
20And the disciples saw, and wondered, saying, How anon it dried [or How it dried up anon].
21And Jesus answered, and said to them, Truly I say to you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, not only ye shall do of the fig tree, but also if ye say to this hill, Take [away thee], and cast thee into the sea, it shall be done so [or it shall be done].
22And all things whatever ye believing shall ask in prayer, ye shall take.
23And when he came into the temple, the princes of priests, and elder men of the people, came to him that taught, and said, In what power doest thou these things? and who gave [to] thee this power?
24Jesus answered, and said to them, And I shall ask you one word, the which if ye tell me, I shall say to you, in what power I do these things.
25Of whence was the baptism of John; of heaven, or of men? And they thought within themselves, saying, If we say of heaven, he shall say to us, Why then believe ye not to him?
26If we say of men, we dread the people, for all had John as a prophet.
27And they answered to Jesus, and said, We know not. And he said to them, Neither I say to you, in what power I do these things.
28But what seemeth to you? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work this day in my vineyard.
29And he answered, and said, I will not; but afterward he repented [or stirred by penance], and went forth.
30But he came to the other, and said in like manner. And he answered, and said, Lord, I go; and he went not.
31Who of the twain did the father’s will? They say to him, The first. Jesus saith to them, Truly I say to you, for publicans and whores shall go before you into the kingdom of God.
32For John came to you in the way of rightwiseness, and ye believed not to him; but publicans and whores believed to him. But ye saw, and had no repenting after [or had not penance afterward], that ye believed to him.
33Hear ye another parable. There was an husbandman, that planted a vineyard, and hedged it about, and delved a presser therein, and builded a tower, and hired it to earth-tillers, and went far in pilgrimage.
34And when the time of fruits nighed, he sent his servants to the earth-tillers, to take fruits of it.
35And the earth-tillers took his servants, and they beat one, they slew another, and stoned another.
36Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and in like manner they did to them [or and they did to them in like manner].
37And at the last he sent his son to them, and said, They shall dread my son.
38But the earth-tillers, seeing the son, said within themselves, This is the heir; come ye, slay we him, and we shall have his heritage.
39And they took him, and casted him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40Therefore when the lord of the vineyard shall come, what shall he do to those earth-tillers?
41They say to him, He shall lose evil, the evil men, and he shall set to hire his vineyard to other earth-tillers, which shall yield to him fruit in their times.
42Jesus saith to them, Read ye never in scriptures, The stone which the builders reproved, this is made into the head of the corner? Of the Lord this thing is done, and it is marvelous [or wonderful] in our eyes.
43Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and [it] shall be given to a folk doing [the] fruits of it.
44And he that shall fall on this stone, shall be broken; but on whom it shall fall, it shall bruise him [or it shall pound him] all to pieces.
45And when the princes of priests, and [the] Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he said of them.
46And they sought to hold him, but they dreaded the people, for they had him as a prophet.

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