Context4This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION,
6The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. 8Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
9The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting,
Cleansing the Temple
12And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13And He said to them, It is written, MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER; but you are making it a ROBBERS DEN.
14And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, Hosanna to the Son of David, they became indignant 16and said to Him, Do You hear what these children are saying? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read, OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF? 17And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
The Barren Fig Tree
18Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry. 19Seeing 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.
20Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, How did the fig tree wither all at once? 21And 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. 22And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
23When 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? 24Jesus 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. 25The 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? 26But if we say, From men, we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet. 27And 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.
Parable of Two Sons
28But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, Son, go work today in the vineyard. 29And he answered, I will not; but afterward he regretted it and went. 30The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, I will, sir; but he did not go. 31Which 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. 32For 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.
Parable of the Landowner
33Listen 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. 34When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 35The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. 36Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. 37But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, They will respect my son. 38But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance. 39They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers? 41They 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.
42Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the Scriptures,
43Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. 44And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.
45When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them. 46When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
Darby Bible Translation
But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
English Revised Version
Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Webster's Bible Translation
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Weymouth New Testament
This took place in order that the Prophet's prediction might be fulfilled:
World English Bible
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And all this came to pass, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying,
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