21:1 And when they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and had come to
Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two
21:2 Saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and
immediately ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her,
loose [them], and bring [them] to me.
21:3 And if any [man] shall say aught to you, ye shall say, The
Lord hath need of them; and immediately he will send them.
21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, saying,
21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh to
thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an
21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
21:7 And brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their
clothes, and they set [him] thereon.
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the
way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed
[them] in the way.
21:9 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.
21:10 And when he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was
moved, saying, Who is this?
21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of
Nazareth of Galilee.
21:12 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 money-changers, and the seats of them that sold
21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called
the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.
21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and
he healed them.
21:15 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 greatly
21:16 And said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus
saith to them, Yes: have ye never read, Out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
21:17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany,
and he lodged there.
21:18 Now in the morning as he was returning into the city, he
21:19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the way, he came to it, and
found nothing on it, but leaves only, and said to it, Let no
fruit grow on thee henceforth for ever. And immediately the
21:20 And when the disciples saw [it], they marveled, saying,
How soon is the fig-tree withered!
21:21 Jesus answered and said to them, Verily I say to 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 to this
mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it
shall be done.
21:22 And all things whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.
21:23 And when he had come into the temple, the chief priests
and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching,
and said, By what authority doest thou these things; and who
gave thee this authority?
21:24 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you
one thing, which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by what
authority I do these things.
21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or from
men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, if we shall
say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did ye not
21:26 But if we shall say, From men; we fear the people: for all
hold John as a prophet.
21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he
said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do
21:28 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
21:29 He answered and said, I will not; but afterward he
repented, and went.
21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he
answered and said, I [go], sir: and went not.
21:31 Which of the two did the will of [his] father? They say to
him, The first. Jesus saith to them, Verily I say to you, that
the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before
21:32 For John came to 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.
21:33 Hear another parable; There was a certain householder, who
planted a vineyard, and hedged it around, and digged a
wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a remote country:
21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his
servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits
21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and
killed another, and stoned another.
21:36 Again he sent other servants more than the first: and they
did to them in like manner.
21:37 But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son.
21:38 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.
21:39 And they caught him, and cast [him] out of the vineyard,
and slew [him].
21:40 When therefore the Lord of the vineyard cometh, what will
he do to those husbandmen?
21:41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked
men, and will let out [his] vineyard to other husbandmen, who
will render him the fruits in their seasons.
21:42 Jesus saith to 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
marvelous in our eyes?
21:43 Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of
21:44 And whoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken: but
on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his
parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.
21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the
multitude, because they took him for a prophet.