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Matthew 21 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Triumphal Entry

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

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus then 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 it. Untie them and bring them to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:3 - “And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them on immediately.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:4 - Now this [fn]took place so that what was spoken through [fn]the prophet would be fulfilled:
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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 cloaks on them; and He sat on [fn]the cloaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:8 - Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:9 - Now the crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting,

[fn]Hosanna to the Son of David;


[fn]Hosanna in the highest!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:10 -

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 Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Cleansing the Temple

(Mar 11:15–19; Luk 19:45–48; Jhn 2:13–22 )
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And Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all those who were selling and buying on the temple grounds, and He 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 WILL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a DEN OF ROBBERS.”
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And those who were blind and those who limped came to Him in the temple area, and He healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:15 - But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple area,[fn]Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:16 - and they said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus *said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘FROM THE MOUTHS 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 early 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 alone; 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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Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and [fn]asked, “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 whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive it all.”

Authority Challenged

(Mar 11:27–33; Luk 20:1–8 )
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When He entered the temple area, 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 - But Jesus responded and said to them, “I will also ask you one [fn]question, 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 considering the implications 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 [fn]people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:27 - And answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” He also said to them, “Neither am I telling 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 [fn]sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘[fn]Son, go work today in the vineyard.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:29 - “But he replied, ‘I do not want to.’ Yet afterward he regretted it and went.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:30 - “And the man came to his second son and said the same thing; and he replied, ‘I will, sir’; and yet 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 [fn]have second thoughts afterward so as to believe him.

Parable of the Landowner

(Mar 12:1–12; Luk 20:9–19 )
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“Listen to another parable. There was a [fn]landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A [fn]FENCE AROUND IT, AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and he leased it to [fn]vine-growers and went on a journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:34 - “And 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, killed another, and stoned another.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:36 - “Again, he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they did the same things 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’s kill him and take possession of 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 lease the vineyard to other vine-growers, who will pay him the fruit in 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 [fn]people producing its fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:44 - “And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and on whomever it falls, it will crush him.”
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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 sought to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, since they considered Him to be a prophet.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit has happened
I.e., Zechariah
Lit them
Aramaic for Save, we pray
Aramaic for Save, we pray
Aramaic for Save, we pray
Lit said
Lit word
Lit crowd
Lit children
Lit Child
Lit are getting into
Or change your minds
Lit a man, head of a household
Or hedge
Or tenant farmers, also vv 34, 35, 38, 40
Lit the fruit season
Lit lord
Lit head of the corner
Lit nation
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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