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Matthew 21

Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass,

Matthew 21:1 And whan they drew nye vnto Ierusalem, and were come to Bethphage, vnto mounte Olyuete: then sent Iesus two discyples, Matthew 21:2 saying vnto them: Go into the towne that lyeth ouer agaynst yon, and anone ye shall fynde an asse bound, and a colte with her: loose them, & bringe them vnto me. Matthew 21:3 And yf eny man saye ought vnto you, say ye: the Lorde hath neade of them: & streyght waye he wyll let them go. Matthew 21:4 All this was done, þt it might be fulfylled which was spoken by the prophete, saying. Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion: beholde, thy kynge commeth vnto þe, meke, syttinge vpon an asse & a colte, the fole of the asse vsed to the yocke. Matthew 21:6 The discyples went & dyd as Iesus commaunded them, Matthew 21:7 & brought the asse, & the colte, & put on them their clothes, & sett him theron. Matthew 21:8 And many of the people spred their garmentes in þe waye. Other cut doune braunches from þe trees, & strawed them in þe waye. Matthew 21:9 Moreouer, the people þt went before, & they þt came after, cried saying: Hosanna to the sonne of Dauid Blessed is he þt commeth in the name of þe Lord Hosanna in þe hyest. Matthew 21:10 And when he was come to Ierusalem, all þe citie was moued, saying: who is this? Matthew 21:11 And the people sayd: this is Iesus the Prophet of Nazareth (a cyte) of Galile

driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple,

Matthew 21:12 And Iesus went into the temple of God, & cast out all them þt solde & bought in the temple, & ouerthrew the tables of þe mony chaungers, & the seates of them that solde doues, Matthew 21:13 & sayd vnto them: It is wrytten my house shalbe called þe house of prayer. But ye haue made it a denne of theues. Matthew 21:14 And the blynde & the halt came to him in the temple, & he healed them. Matthew 21:15 When the chefe Prestes & Scribes sawe þe wonders that he dyd, & the chyldren cryinge in the temple (& sayinge: Hosanna to the sonne of Dauid) they disdayned, Matthew 21:16 and sayd vnto him: hearest thou what these saye? But Iesus saieth vnto them why not? haue ye neuer redde. Out of the mouth of babes & suckelynges thou haste ordeyned prayse?

curseth the fig tree,

Matthew 21:17 And he lefte them, and went out of the cytie vnto Bethanie, & had his abydinge there. Matthew 21:18 In the mornynge as he returned into þe cytie agayne, he hungred: Matthew 21:19 & whan he had spyed a fygge tree in the waye, he came to it, & founde nothynge theron, but leaues onely, & sayde vnto it: Neuer frute growe on the hence forwardes. And anone þe fygg tree widdered awaye. Matthew 21:20 And when hys discyples sawe it, they marueled, saying. How soone is þe fygge tree wydderd awaye? Matthew 21:21 Iesus answered, and sayd vnto them: Uerely I saye vnto you yf ye haue fayth & dout not, ye shal not onely do this that is happened vnto þe fygge tree: but also yf ye shall saye vnto this mountayne, remoue, & cast thy selfe into the see, it shalbe done. Matthew 21:22 And all thinges whatsoeuer ye aske in prayer (yf ye beleue) ye shall receaue them.

putteth to silence the priests and elders,

Matthew 21:23 And when he was come in to þe temple, the chefe Prestes & the elders of the people came vnto him (as he was teachinge) & sayde By what auctorite doest thou these thinges? & who gaue the thys power? Matthew 21:24 Iesus answered & sayde vnto them: I also wyll aske of you a certayne thing, which yf ye tell me, I in lyke wyse will tell you by what auctorite I do these thinges. Matthew 21:25 The baptime of Iohn: whence was it? from heauen or of men? And they thought amonge them selues, saying: yf we saye from heauen, he wyll saye vnto vs: why dyd ye not then beleue him? Matthew 21:26 But yf we shall saye of men, then feare we the people. For all men holde Iohn as a prophet. Matthew 21:27 And they answered vnto Iesus & sayde: we cannot tell. And he sayd vnto them: nether tell I you, by what auctorite I do these thynges.

and rebuketh them by the similitude of the two sons,

Matthew 21:28 What saye ye to this? A man had two sonnes, & cam to the fyrst, & sayde: sonne, go & worke to daye in my vineyarde. Matthew 21:29 He answered & sayde, I wyll not, but afterward, he repented, & went. Matthew 21:30 Then cam he to the seconde, & sayd lykewise. And he answered, & sayd: I will syr, & went not. Matthew 21:31 Whether of them twayne dyd þe wyll of the father? And they saye vnto him: the fyrst. Iesus sayeth vnto them: verely I saye vnto you, the publicans & harlotes go into the kyngdom of God before you. Matthew 21:32 For Iohn cam vnto you by the waye of ryghtewesnes, and ye beleued hym not: but publicans & harlottes beleued hym. And ye (whan ye had sene it) were not moued afterwarde wyth repentaunce, that ye myght haue beleued hym.

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

Matthew 21:33 Herken another symilitude Ther was a certaine man an housholder, whych planted a vineyarde, & hedged it rounde about, & made a wynepresse in it, & bilt a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, & went into a straung countre. Matthew 21:34 And when þe tyme of þe frute drewe neare, he sent his seruauntes to the husbandmen þt they myght receaue the frutes of it. Matthew 21:35 And þe husbandmen caught his seruauntes, & bet one, killed another, & stoned another. Matthew 21:36 Againe, he sent other seruauntes, moo then the fyrst: and they dyd vnto them lykewyse. Matthew 21:37 But last of all, he sent vnto them his awne sonne, saying: they wyll stande in awe of my sonne. Matthew 21:38 But when þe husbandmen sawe the sonne, they sayd amonge them selues: This is the heyre: come, let vs kyll him, & let vs enioye his inheritaunce Matthew 21:39 And they caught hym, & thrust hym out of þe vineyarde, & slewe him. Matthew 21:40 When the Lord therfore of the vineyard commeth, what wil he do vnto those husbandmen? Matthew 21:41 They sayd vnto him: For asmoch as they be euell, he will cruellye destroye them, & will let out his vineyard vnto other husbandmen, which shall delyuer hym the frute in due seasons. Matthew 21:42 Iesus sayeth vnto them: dyd ye neuer reade in þe scriptures The stone whych the bylders refused, the same is become the heade of the corner: thys is þe Lordes doinge, & it is meruelous in youre eyes. Matthew 21:43 Therfore saye I vnto you, þe kyngdom of God shalbe taken from you, and geuen to a nacion, whych shall brynge forth the frutes therof. Matthew 21:44 And whosoeuer falleth on this stone, shalbe broken in peces: but on whomsoeuer it falleth it shall all to grynd hym. Matthew 21:45 And when the chefe Prestes and Pharises had hearde hys parables, they perceaued, that he speake of them. Matthew 21:46 And they went about to laye handes on him but they feared the people, because they tooke him as a Prophet.

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