Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass,
Matthew 21:1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, at the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, Matthew 21:2 saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with it; loose [them] and lead [them] to me. Matthew 21:3 And if any one say anything to you, ye shall say, The Lord has need of them, and straightway he will send them. Matthew 21:4 But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, Matthew 21:5 Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. Matthew 21:6 But the disciples, having gone and done as Jesus had ordered them, Matthew 21:7 brought the ass and the colt and put their garments upon them, and he sat on them. Matthew 21:8 But a very great crowd strewed their own garments on the way, and others kept cutting down branches from the trees and strewing them on the way. Matthew 21:9 And the crowds who went before him and who followed cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed [be] he who comes in the name of [the] Lord; hosanna in the highest. Matthew 21:10 And as he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying, Who is this? Matthew 21:11 And the crowds said, This is Jesus the prophet who is from Nazareth of Galilee.
driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple,
Matthew 21:12 And Jesus entered into the temple [of God], and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those that sold the doves. Matthew 21:13 And he says to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but *ye* have made it a den of robbers. Matthew 21:14 And blind and lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. Matthew 21:15 And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders which he wrought, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were indignant, Matthew 21:16 and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus says to them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
curseth the fig tree,
Matthew 21:17 And leaving them he went forth out of the city to Bethany, and there he passed the night. Matthew 21:18 But early in the morning, as he came back into the city, he hungered. Matthew 21:19 And seeing one fig-tree in the way, he came to it and found on it nothing but leaves only. And he says to it, Let there be never more fruit of thee for ever. And the fig-tree was immediately dried up. Matthew 21:20 And when the disciples saw [it], they wondered, saying, How immediately is the fig-tree dried up! Matthew 21:21 And Jesus answering said to them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and do not doubt, not only shall ye do what [is done] to the fig-tree, but even if ye should say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and be thou cast into the sea, it shall come to pass. Matthew 21:22 And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
putteth to silence the priests and elders,
Matthew 21:23 And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him [as he was] teaching, saying, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? Matthew 21:24 And Jesus answering 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: Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? of heaven or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say to us, Why then have ye not believed him? Matthew 21:26 but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John for a prophet. Matthew 21:27 And answering Jesus they said, We do not know. *He* also said to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.
and rebuketh them by the similitude of the two sons,
Matthew 21:28 But what think ye? A man had two children, and coming to the first he said, Child, go to-day, work in [my] vineyard. Matthew 21:29 And he answering said, I will not; but afterwards repenting himself he went. Matthew 21:30 And coming to the second he said likewise; and he answering said, *I* [go], sir, and went not. Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the will of the father? They say [to him], The first. Jesus says to them, Verily I say unto you that the tax-gatherers and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. Matthew 21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the tax-gatherers and the harlots believed him; but *ye* when ye saw [it] repented not yourselves afterwards to believe him.
and the husbandmen, who slew such as were sent unto them.
Matthew 21:33 Hear another parable: There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and made a fence round it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country. Matthew 21:34 But when the time of fruit drew near, he sent his bondmen to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. Matthew 21:35 And the husbandmen took his bondmen, and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Matthew 21:36 Again he sent other bondmen more than the first, and they did to them in like manner. Matthew 21:37 And at last he sent to them his son, saying, They will have respect for my son. Matthew 21:38 But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and possess his inheritance. Matthew 21:39 And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. Matthew 21:40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what shall he do to those husbandmen? Matthew 21:41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those evil [men], and let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Matthew 21:42 Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone: this is of [the] Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes? Matthew 21:43 Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it. Matthew 21:44 And he that falls on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. Matthew 21:45 And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard his parables, knew that he spoke about them. Matthew 21:46 And seeking to lay hold of him, they were afraid of the crowds, because they held him for a prophet.