| 1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage,
unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying unto
them, Go into the village that is over against you, and straightway ye shall
find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring
them unto me. 3 And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say,
The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 Now this
is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the
5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion,
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
Meek, and riding upon an ass,
And upon a colt the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus appointed them, 7 and
brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat
thereon. 8 And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the
way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the
name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into
Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this? 11 And the
multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all them that
sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of he money-changers,
and the seats of them that sold the doves; 13 and he saith unto them, It
is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den
of robbers. 14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and
he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the
wonderful things that he did, and the children that were crying in the temple
and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were moved with indignation,
16 and said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith
unto them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings
thou has perfected praise? 17 And he left them, and went forth out of the
city to Bethany, and lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he hungered. 19 And
seeing a fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing thereon,
but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no fruit from thee
henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away. 20 And
when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree
immediately wither away? 21 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily
I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what is
done to the fig tree, but even if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou
taken up and cast into the sea, it shall be done. 22 And all things,
whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders
of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority
doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? 24 And Jesus
answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question, which if ye
tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or from men? And they
reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say
unto us, Why then did ye not believe him? 26 But if we shall say, From
men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet. 27 And they
answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them, Neither tell I
you by what authority I do these things. 28 But what think ye? A man had
two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in the
vineyard. 29 And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he
repented himself, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said
likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus
saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go
into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in the way
of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots
believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves
afterward, that ye might believe him.
33 Hear another parable: There was a man that was a householder, who
planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it,
and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another
country. 34 And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his
servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits. 35 And the husbandmen
took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto
them in like manner. 37 But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying,
They will reverence my son. 38 But the husbandmen, when they saw the son,
said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his
inheritance. 39 And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard,
and killed him. 40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come,
what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41 They say unto him, He will
miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto
other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner;
This was from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from
you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust. 45 And when the
chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he
spake of them. 46 And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the
multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.
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