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Matthew 21 (WEBP)

[1] When they came near to Jerusalem and came to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
[2] saying to them, “Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
[3] If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and immediately he will send them.”
[4] All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
[5] “Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
[6] The disciples went and did just as Jesus commanded them,
[7] and brought the donkey and the colt and laid their clothes on them; and he sat on them.
[8] A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
[9] The multitudes who went in front of him, and those who followed, kept shouting, “Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
[10] When he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”
[11] The multitudes said, “This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”
[12] Jesus entered into the temple of God and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves.
[13] He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!”
[14] The lame and the blind came to him in the temple, and he healed them.
[15] But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children who were crying in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the son of David!” they were indignant,
[16] and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes. Did you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of children and nursing babies, you have perfected praise’?”
[17] He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and camped there.
[18] Now in the morning, as he returned to the city, he was hungry.
[19] Seeing a fig tree by the road, he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves. He said to it, “Let there be no fruit from you forever!” Immediately the fig tree withered away.
[20] When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree immediately wither away?”
[21] Jesus answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it would be done.
[22] All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
[23] 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 do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?”
[24] Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
[25] The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?” They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
[26] But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.”
[27] They answered Jesus, and said, “We don’t know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
[28] But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’
[29] He answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind, and went.
[30] He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I’m going, sir,’ but he didn’t go.
[31] Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into God’s Kingdom before you.
[32] For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn’t even repent afterward, that you might believe him.
[33] “Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a wine press in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country.
[34] When the season for the fruit came near, he sent his servants to the farmers to receive his fruit.
[35] The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
[36] Again, he sent other servants more than the first; and they treated them the same way.
[37] But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
[38] But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and seize his inheritance.’
[39] So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard, then killed him.
[40] When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?”
[41] They told him, “He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers who will give him the fruit in its season.”
[42] Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes’?
[43] “Therefore I tell you, God’s Kingdom will be taken away from you and will be given to a nation producing its fruit.
[44] He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whomever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust.”
[45] When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them.
[46] When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.

Matthew 21:1 TR & NU read “Bethphage” instead of “Bethsphage”
Matthew 21:5 Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:9a “Hosanna” means “save us” or “help us, we pray”.
Matthew 21:9b Psalm 118:26
Matthew 21:13a Isaiah 56:7
Matthew 21:13b Jeremiah 7:11
Matthew 21:16 Psalm 8:2
Matthew 21:42 Psalm 118:22-23

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Matthew 21 (KJVS)

[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