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Matthew 21 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Triumphal Entry

(Mar 11:1–10; Luk 19:28–40; Jhn 12:12–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:1 -

And when they had approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:2 - saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:3 - “And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:4 - And this [fn]took place in order that what was spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:5 -





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And the disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:7 - and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their garments on them; and He sat on [fn]the garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:8 - And most of the crowd spread their garments in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:9 - And the crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were crying out, saying,

“Hosanna to the Son of David;


Hosanna in the highest!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:10 -

And when He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:11 - And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Cleansing the Temple

(Mar 11:15–19; Luk 19:45–48; Jhn 2:13–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:12 -

And 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:13 - And He *said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS [fn]DEN.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:14 -

And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:15 - But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvelous things which He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:16 - and 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’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:17 - And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

The Barren Fig Tree

(Mar 11:12–14 )
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Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:19 - And 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.
(Mar 11:20–24 )
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And seeing this, the disciples marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither all at once?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:21 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:22 - “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

(Mar 11:27–33; Luk 20:1–8 )
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And 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?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:24 - And Jesus answered and said to them, “I will also ask you one [fn]thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:25 - “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?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:26 - “But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the crowd; for they all regard John as a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:27 - And they answered Jesus and 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

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“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.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:29 - “And he answered and said, ‘I will not’; but afterward he regretted it and went.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:30 - “And the man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered and said, ‘I will, sir’; but he did not go.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:31 - “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 [fn]will get into the kingdom of God before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:32 - “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 regret afterward so as to believe him.

Parable of the Vine-Growers

(Mar 12:1–12; Luk 20:9–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:33 -

“Listen to another parable. There was a [fn]landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A [fn]WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to [fn]vine-growers and went on a journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:34 - “Now when the [fn]harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:35 - “And the vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:36 - “Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:37 - “But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:38 - “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.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:39 - “And they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:40 - “Therefore when the [fn]owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:41 - 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.”
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Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,





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“Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation, producing the fruit of it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:44 - “And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”
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And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He *was speaking about them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - And although they were seeking to seize Him, they feared the crowds, because they were regarding Him to be a prophet.
LSB Footnotes
Lit has happened
Lit them
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Ps 118:26
Lit cave
Lit word
Lit are getting into
Lit man, head of a household
Or fence
Or tenant farmers, so in vv 34, 35, 38, 40
Lit fruit season
Lit lord
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Ps 118:23
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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