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

 
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18 Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became 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 came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And 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 Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, "How did the fig tree wither all at once?" 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.
21 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to 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 say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen. 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 all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
23 When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing these things, and 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 said to them, "I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also 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 "The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not 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 fear the people; for they all regard John as 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 And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." He also 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, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.' 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 "And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went. 29 " 'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 "The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, 'I will, sir '; but he did not 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 the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into 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 did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to 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 landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. 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 harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
35 "The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and 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 another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way.
37 "But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said.
38 "But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize 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 "They took 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 vine-growers?" 40 "Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?"
41 They said to Him, "He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons." 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, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD , AND IT IS MARVELOUS 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 say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. 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 "And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust." 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 understood that He was speaking about them. 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus' parables, they knew he was talking about them.
46 When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be 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.