Matthew 21:29
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New International Version
"'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

New Living Translation
The son answered, 'No, I won't go,' but later he changed his mind and went anyway.

English Standard Version
And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went.

Berean Study Bible
I will not,' he replied. But later he changed his mind and went.

Berean Literal Bible
And answering he said, 'I will not.' But afterward, having repented, he went.

New American Standard Bible
"And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went.

King James Bible
He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"He answered, I don't want to!' Yet later he changed his mind and went.

International Standard Version
His son replied, 'I don't want to,' but later he changed his mind and went.

NET Bible
The boy answered, 'I will not.' But later he had a change of heart and went.

New Heart English Bible
He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind, and went.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But he answered and said, 'I don't want to', but afterward he was moved with regret and he went.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"His son replied, 'I don't want to!' But later he changed his mind and went.

New American Standard 1977
“And he answered and said, ‘I will, sir’; and he did not go.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He answered and said, I will not, but afterward he repented and went.

King James 2000 Bible
He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

American King James Version
He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

American Standard Version
And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answering, said: I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went.

Darby Bible Translation
And he answering said, I will not; but afterwards repenting himself he went.

English Revised Version
And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went.

Webster's Bible Translation
He answered and said, I will not; but afterward he repented, and went.

Weymouth New Testament
"'I will not,' he replied. "But afterwards he was sorry, and went.

World English Bible
He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind, and went.

Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said, 'I will not,' but at last, having repented, he went.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:28-32 Parables which give reproof, speak plainly to the offenders, and judge them out of their own mouths. The parable of the two sons sent to work in the vineyard, is to show that those who knew not John's baptism to be of God, were shamed by those who knew it, and owned it. The whole human race are like children whom the Lord has brought up, but they have rebelled against him, only some are more plausible in their disobedience than others. And it often happens, that the daring rebel is brought to repentance and becomes the Lord's servant, while the formalist grows hardened in pride and enmity.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Two Sons
28“But 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‘I will not,’ he replied. But later he changed his mind and went. 30Then the man went to the second son and told him the same thing. ‘I will, sir,’ he said. But he did not go.…
Cross References
Numbers 10:30
But he said to him, "I will not come, but rather will go to my own land and relatives."

Matthew 21:28
"But 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.'

Matthew 21:30
Then the man went to the second son and told him the same thing. 'I will, sir,' he said. But he did not go.
Treasury of Scripture

He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

I will not.

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Jeremiah 44:16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, …

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

he repented.

Matthew 3:2-8 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand…

2 Chronicles 33:10-19 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not listen…

Isaiah 1:16-19 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before …

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Ezekiel 18:28-32 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions …

Daniel 4:34-37 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to …

Jonah 3:2,8-10 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the preaching …

Luke 15:17,18 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, …

Ephesians 2:1-13 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

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