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Matthew 21

BBE 1 And when they were near Jerusalem, and had come to Beth-phage, to the Mountain of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, NIV 1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, BBE 2 Saying to them, Go into the little town in front of you, and straight away you will see an ass with a cord round her neck, and a young one with her; let them loose and come with them to me. NIV 2 saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. BBE 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you will say, The Lord has need of them; and straight away he will send them. NIV 3 If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away." BBE 4 Now this took place so that these words of the prophet might come true, NIV 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: BBE 5 Say to the daughter of Zion, See, your King comes to you, gentle and seated on an ass, and on a young ass. NIV 5 "Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' " BBE 6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus had given them orders, NIV 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. BBE 7 And got the ass and the young one, and put their clothing on them, and he took his seat on it. NIV 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. BBE 8 And all the people put their clothing down in the way; and others got branches from the trees, and put them down in the way. NIV 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. BBE 9 And those who went before him, and those who came after, gave loud cries, saying, Glory to the Son of David: A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord: Glory in the highest. NIV 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!" BBE 10 And when he came into Jerusalem, all the town was moved, saying, Who is this? NIV 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?" BBE 11 And the people said, This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee. NIV 11 The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee." BBE 12 And Jesus went into the Temple and sent out all who were trading there, overturning the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those trading in doves. NIV 12 Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. BBE 13 And he said to them, It is in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer, but you are making it a hole of thieves. NIV 13 "It is written," he said to them, " 'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it a 'den of robbers.' " BBE 14 And the blind and the broken in body came to him in the Temple, and he made them well. NIV 14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. BBE 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the works of power which he did, and the children crying out in the Temple, Glory to the son of David, they were angry and said to him, NIV 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant. BBE 16 Have you any idea what these are saying? And Jesus said to them, Yes: have you not seen in the Writings, From the lips of children and babies at the breast you have made your praise complete? NIV 16 "Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, " 'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise' ?" BBE 17 And he went away from them, and went out of the town to Bethany, and was there for the night. NIV 17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night. BBE 18 Now in the morning when he was coming back to the town, he had a desire for food. NIV 18 Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. BBE 19 And seeing a fig-tree by the wayside, he came to it, and saw nothing on it but leaves only; and he said to it, Let there be no fruit from you from this time forward for ever. And straight away the fig-tree became dry and dead. NIV 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. BBE 20 And when the disciples saw it they were surprised, saying, How did the fig-tree become dry in so short a time? NIV 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked. BBE 21 And Jesus in answer said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have faith, without doubting, not only may you do what has been done to the fig-tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and put into the sea, it will be done. NIV 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. BBE 22 And all things, whatever you make request for in prayer, having faith, you will get. NIV 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." BBE 23 And when he had come into the Temple, the chief priests and those in authority over the people came to him while he was teaching, and said, By what authority do you do these things? and who gave you this authority? NIV 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?" BBE 24 And Jesus said to them in answer, I will put one question to you, and if you give me the answer, I will say by what authority I do these things. NIV 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. BBE 25 The baptism of John, where did it come from? from heaven or from men? And they were reasoning among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did you not have faith in him? NIV 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?' BBE 26 But if we say, From men; we are in fear of the people, because all take John to be a prophet. NIV 26 But if we say, 'From men'--we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet." BBE 27 And they made answer and said, We have no idea. Then he said to them, And I will not say to you by what authority I do these things. NIV 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. BBE 28 But how does it seem to you? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go and do work today in the vine-garden. NIV 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.' BBE 29 And he said in answer, I will not: but later, changing his decision, he went. NIV 29 " 'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. BBE 30 And he came to the second and said the same. And he made answer and said, I go, sir: and went not. NIV 30 "Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go. BBE 31 Which of the two did his father's pleasure? They say, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that tax-farmers and loose women are going into the kingdom of God before you. NIV 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. BBE 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you had no faith in him, but the tax-farmers and the loose women had faith in him: and you, when you saw it, did not even have regret for your sins, so as to have faith in him. NIV 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. BBE 33 Give ear to another story. A master of a house made a vine garden, and put a wall round it, and made a place for crushing out the wine, and made a tower, and let it out to field-workers, and went into another country. NIV 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. BBE 34 And when the time for the fruit came near, he sent his servants to the workmen, to get the fruit. NIV 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit. BBE 35 And the workmen made an attack on his servants, giving blows to one, putting another to death, and stoning another. NIV 35 "The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. BBE 36 Again, he sent other servants more in number than the first: and they did the same to them. NIV 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. BBE 37 But after that he sent his son to them, saying, They will have respect for my son. NIV 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said. BBE 38 But when the workmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is he who will one day be the owner of the property; come, let us put him to death and take his heritage. NIV 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.' BBE 39 And they took him and, driving him out of the vine-garden, put him to death. NIV 39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. BBE 40 When, then, the lord of the vine-garden comes, what will he do to those workmen? NIV 40 "Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?" BBE 41 They say to him, He will put those cruel men to a cruel death, and will let out the vine-garden to other workmen, who will give him the fruit when it is ready. NIV 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." BBE 42 Jesus says to them, Did you never see in the Writings, The stone which the builders put on one side, the same has been made the chief stone of the building: this was the Lord's doing, and it is a wonder in our eyes? NIV 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' ? BBE 43 For this reason I say to you, The kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing the fruits of it. NIV 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. BBE 44 Any man falling on this stone will be broken, but he on whom it comes down will be crushed to dust. NIV 44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." BBE 45 And when his stories came to the ears of the chief priests and the Pharisees, they saw that he was talking of them. NIV 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus' parables, they knew he was talking about them. BBE 46 And though they had a desire to take him, they were in fear of the people, because in their eyes he was a prophet. NIV 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.