Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass,
Matthew 21:1 When they drewe neye vnto Ierusalem and were come to Betphage vnto mounte olivete: then sent Iesus two of his disciples Matthew 21:2 saiynge to the. Go in to the toune that lyeth over agaynste you and anone ye shall fynde an asse bounde and her colte with her: lose them and bringe them vnto me. Matthew 21:3 And if eny man saye ought vnto you saye ye yt the lorde hath neade of them: and streyght waye he will let them go. Matthew 21:4 All this was done to fulfyll that which was spoken by the Prophet sayinge: Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the doughter of Sion: beholde thy kynge cometh vnto the meke and sittinge vpon an asse and a colte the fole of an asse vsed to the yooke. Matthew 21:6 The disciples went and dyd as Iesus comaunded them Matthew 21:7 and brought ye asse and the colte and put on them their clothes and set him theron. Matthew 21:8 And many of the people spreed their garmentes in ye waye. Other cut doune braunches fro the trees and strawed them in the waye. Matthew 21:9 Moreover the people that went before and they also that came after cryed sayinge: Hosanna to ye sonne of David. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lorde Hosanna in the hyest. Matthew 21:10 And when he was come in to Ierusalem all the cyte was moved sayinge: who is this? Matthew 21:11 And the people sayde: 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 in to the temple of God and cast out all them that soulde and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the mony chaugers and the seates of them that solde doves Matthew 21:13 and sayde to them: It is wrytten my housse shalbe called the housse of prayer. But ye have made it a denne of theves. Matthew 21:14 And the blinde and the halt came to him in ye teple and he healed the. Matthew 21:15 When the chefe prestes and scribes sawe the marveylles that he dyd and the chyldren cryinge in the teple and sayinge Hosanna to the sonne of David they disdayned Matthew 21:16 and sayde vnto him: hearest thou what these saye? Iesus sayde vnto them yee: have ye never redde of the mouth of babes and suckelinges thou haste ordeyned prayse?
curseth the fig tree,
Matthew 21:17 And he lefte the and wet out of ye cite vnto Bethanie and had his abydige there. Matthew 21:18 In the mornynge as he returned in to the cyte ageyne he hungred Matthew 21:19 and spyed a fygge trre in the waye and came to it and founde nothinge theron but leves only and sayd to it never frute growe on the hence forwardes. And ano the fygge tree wyddered awaye. Matthew 21:20 And when his disciples sawe that they marveled sayinge: Howe sone is the fygge tree wyddered awaye? Matthew 21:21 Iesus answered and sayde vnto the: Verely I saye vnto you yf ye shall have faith and shall not dout ye shall not only do that which I have done to the fygge tree: but also yf ye shall saye vnto this moutayne take thy silfe awaye and cast thy silfe into the see it shalbe done. Matthew 21:22 And whatsoever ye shall axe in prayer (if ye beleve) ye shall receave it.
putteth to silence the priests and elders,
Matthew 21:23 And when he was come into the teple the chefe prestes and the elders of the people came vnto him as he was teachinge and sayde: by what auctorite doest thou these thinges? and who gave the this power? Matthew 21:24 Iesus answered and sayde vnto them: I also will axe of you a certayne question which if ye assoyle me I in lyke wyse wyll tell you by what auctorite I do these thinges. Matthew 21:25 The baptime of Iohn: whence was it? fro heve or of men? Then they reasoned amoge them selves sayinge: yf we shall saye fro heven he will saye vnto vs: why dyd ye not then beleve hym? Matthew 21:26 But and if we shall saye of men then feare we the people. For all men helde Iohn as a Prophet. Matthew 21:27 And they answered Iesus and sayde: we cannot tell. And he lyke wyse sayd vnto them: nether tell I you by what auctorite I do these thinges.
and rebuketh them by the similitude of the two sons,
Matthew 21:28 What saye ye to this? A certayne man had two sonnes and came to ye elder and sayde: sonne go and worke to daye in my vineyarde. Matthew 21:29 He answered and sayde I will not: but afterwarde repented and went. Matthew 21:30 Then came he to the second and sayde lyke wyse. And he answered and sayde: I will syr: yet wet not. Matthew 21:31 Whether of the twayne dyd the will of the father? And they sayde vnto hym: the fyrst. Iesus sayde vnto the: verely I saye vnto you that the publicans and the harlotes shall come into ye kyngdome of God before you. Matthew 21:32 For Iohn came vnto you in the waye of rightewesnes and ye beleved hym not. But the publicans and the harlotes beleved him. And yet ye (though ye sawe it) were not yet moved with repentaunce that ye myght afterwarde have beleved hym.
and the husbandmen, who slew such as were sent unto them.
Matthew 21:33 Herken another similitude. Ther was a certayne housholder which planted a vineyarde and hedged it roude about and made a wynpresse in it and bilt a tower and let it out to husbandmen and wet in to a straunge coutre. Matthew 21:34 And when the tyme of the frute drewe neare he sent his servauntes to the husbandmen to receave the frutes of it. Matthew 21:35 And ye husbandme caught his servauntes and bet one kylled another and stoned another. Matthew 21:36 Agayne he sent other servantes moo then the fyrst: and they served them lyke wyse. Matthew 21:37 But last of all he sent vnto the his awne sonne sayinge: they will feare my sonne. Matthew 21:38 But when the husbandmen sawe the sonne they sayde amoge the selves: This is the heyre: come let vs kyll him and let vs take his inheritaunce to oure selves. Matthew 21:39 And they caught him and thrust him out of the vineyarde and slewe him. Matthew 21:40 When the lorde of the vyneyarde commeth what will he do wt those husbandme? Matthew 21:41 They sayde vnto him: he will cruellye destroye those evyll persons and wyll let out his vyneyarde vnto other husbandmen which shall delyver him the frute at tymes convenient Matthew 21:42 Iesus sayde vnto the: dyd ye never redde in the scriptures? The stone which ye bylders refused ye same is set in ye principall parte of ye corner: this was the lordes doinge and yt is mervelous in oure eyes. Matthew 21:43 Therfore saye I vnto you the kyngdome of God shalbe take from you and shalbe geve to the getyls which shall brynge forth the frutes of it. Matthew 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone he shalbe broken but on whosoever it shall fall vpon it will grynde him to powder. Matthew 21:45 And when the chefe prestes and Pharises hearde these similitudes they perceaved yt he spake of the. Matthew 21:46 And they wet about to laye hondes on him but they feared ye people because they tooke him as a Prophet.