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Matthew 21

Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass,

Matthew 21:1 And when they drew nigh to Jerusalem and were come to Bethphage, unto mount Olivet, then Jesus sent two disciples, Matthew 21:2 Saying to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you: and immediately you shall find an ass tied and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to me. Matthew 21:3 And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye that the Lord hath need of them. And forthwith he will let them go. Matthew 21:4 Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: Matthew 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 her that is used to the yoke. Matthew 21:6 And the disciples going, did as Jesus commanded them. Matthew 21:7 And they brought the ass and the colt and laid their garments upon them and made him sit thereon. Matthew 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and others cut boughs from the trees and strewed them in the way. Matthew 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. Matthew 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying: Who is this? Matthew 21:11 And the people said: This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.

driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple,

Matthew 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 chairs of them that sold doves. Matthew 21:13 And he saith to them: It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves. Matthew 21:14 And there came to him the blind and the lame in the temple: and he healed them. Matthew 21:15 And the chief priests and scribes, seeing the wonderful things that he did and the children crying in the temple and saying: Hosanna to the son of David, were moved with indignation, Matthew 21:16 And said to him: Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said to them: Yea, have you never read: Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

curseth the fig tree,

Matthew 21:17 And leaving them, he went out of the city into Bethania and remained here. Matthew 21:18 And in the morning, returning into the city, he was hungry. Matthew 21:19 And seeing a certain fig tree by the way side, he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves only. And he saith to it: May no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away. Matthew 21:20 And the disciples seeing it wondered, saying: How is it presently withered away? Matthew 21:21 And Jesus answering, said to them: Amen, I say to you, if you shall have faith and stagger not, not only this of the fig tree shall you do, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Take up and cast thyself into the sea, it shall be done. Matthew 21:22 And all things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer believing, you shall receive.

putteth to silence the priests and elders,

Matthew 21:23 And when he was come into the temple, there came to him, as he was teaching, the chief priests and ancients of the people, saying: By what authority dost thou these things? And who hath given thee this authority? Matthew 21:24 Jesus answering, said to them: I also will ask you one word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying: Matthew 21:26 If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet. Matthew 21:27 And answering Jesus, they said: We know not. 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 you? A certain man had two sons: and coming to the first, he said: Son, go work to day in my vineyard. Matthew 21:29 And he answering, said: I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went. Matthew 21:30 And coming to the other, he said in like manner. And he answering said: I go, Sir. And he went not. Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you. Matthew 21:32 For John came to you in the way of justice: and you did not believe him. But the publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing it, did not even afterwards repent, that you might believe him.

and the husbandmen, who slew such as were sent unto them.

Matthew 21:33 Hear ye another parable. There was a man, an householder, who planted a vineyard and made a hedge round about it and dug in it a press and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went into a strange country. Matthew 21:34 And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits thereof. Matthew 21:35 And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one and killed another and stoned another. Matthew 21:36 Again he sent other servants, more than the former; and they did to them in like manner. Matthew 21:37 And last of all he sent to them his son, saying: They will reverence my son. Matthew 21:38 But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance. Matthew 21:39 And taking him, they cast him forth out of the vineyard and killed him. Matthew 21:40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen? Matthew 21:41 They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end and let out his vineyard to other husbandmen that shall render him the fruit in due season. Matthew 21:42 Jesus saith to them: Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; 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 yielding the fruits thereof. Matthew 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. Matthew 21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them. Matthew 21:46 And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.

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