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Matthew 21:31 NIV

31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”“The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.

References for Matthew 21:31

Study tools for Matthew 21:31

  • a 21:5 - Zech. 9:9
  • b 21:9 - A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  • c 21:9 - Psalm 118:25,26
  • d 21:9 - A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  • e 21:13 - Isaiah 56:7
  • f 21:13 - Jer. 7:11
  • g 21:16 - Psalm 8:2 (see Septuagint)
  • h 21:42 - Psalm 118:22,23
  • i 21:44 - Some manuscripts do not have verse 44.