Matthew 21:18-46 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 Early in the morning, as He was returning to the city, He was hungry. 18 Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry.
19 Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He went up to it and found nothing on it except leaves. And He said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" At once the fig tree withered. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered.
20 When the disciples saw it, they were amazed and said, "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.
21 Jesus answered them, "I assure you: If you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you tell this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' it will be done. 21 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.
22 And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
23 When He entered the temple complex, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to Him as He was teaching and said, "By what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority?" 23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you this authority?"
24 Jesus answered them, "I will also ask you one question, and if you answer it for Me, then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 24 Jesus replied, "I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
25 Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven or from men?" They began to argue among themselves, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why didn't you believe him?' 25 John's baptism--where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or from men?" They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
26 But if we say, 'From men,' we're afraid of the crowd, because everyone thought John was a prophet." 26 But if we say, 'From men'--we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet."
27 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." And He said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things. 27 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Then he said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 "But what do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'My son, go, work in the vineyard today.' 28 "What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.'
29 "He answered, 'I don't want to!' Yet later he changed his mind and went. 29 " 'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 Then the man went to the other and said the same thing. " 'I will, sir,' he answered. But he didn't go. 30 "Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.
31 "Which of the two did his father's will?" "The first," they said. Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you! 31 "Which of the two did what his father wanted?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn't believe him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him, but you, when you saw it, didn't even change your minds then and believe him. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
33 "Listen to another parable: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away. 33 "Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey.
34 When the grape harvest drew near, he sent his slaves to the farmers to collect his fruit. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
35 But the farmers took his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 35 "The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.
36 Again, he sent other slaves, more than the first group, and they did the same to them. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way.
37 Finally, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said. 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said.
38 "But when the tenant farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance!' 38 "But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance.'
39 So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40 Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?" 40 "Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?"
41 "He will completely destroy those terrible men," they told Him, "and lease his vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at the harvest." 41 "He will bring those wretches to a wretched end," they replied, "and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time."
42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This came from the Lord and is wonderful in our eyes ? 42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit. [ 43 "Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.
44 Whoever falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder!"] 44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they knew He was speaking about them. 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus' parables, they knew he was talking about them.
46 Although they were looking for a way to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they regarded Him as a prophet. 46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.