Thematic Bible

Matthew 21:1 (show verse)

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

Matthew 21:2 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 21:3 (show verse)

If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

Matthew 21:4 (show verse)

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

Matthew 21:5 (show verse)

Say to the daughter of Zion,
Behold your King is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

Matthew 21:6 (show verse)

The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them,

Matthew 21:7 (show verse)

and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats.

Matthew 21:8 (show verse)

Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.

Matthew 21:9 (show verse)

The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
Hosanna in the highest!”

Matthew 21:10 (show verse)

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

Matthew 21:11 (show verse)

And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Matthew 21:12 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 21:13 (show verse)

And He *said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a robbersden.”

Matthew 21:14 (show verse)

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

Matthew 21:15 (show verse)

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, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant

Matthew 21:16 (show verse)

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’?”

Matthew 21:17 (show verse)

And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

Matthew 21:18 (show verse)

Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry.

Matthew 21:19 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 21:20 (show verse)

Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, “How did the fig tree wither all at once?”

Matthew 21:21 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 21:22 (show verse)

And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Matthew 21:23 (show verse)

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?”

Matthew 21:24 (show verse)

Jesus 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.

Matthew 21:25 (show verse)

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?’

Matthew 21:26 (show verse)

But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”

Matthew 21:27 (show verse)

And 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.

Matthew 21:28 (show verse)

“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.’

Matthew 21:29 (show verse)

And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he regretted it and went.

Matthew 21:30 (show verse)

The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, ‘I will, sir’; but he did not go.

Matthew 21:31 (show verse)

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 will get into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:32 (show verse)

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 feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.

Matthew 21:33 (show verse)

“Listen 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.

Matthew 21:34 (show verse)

When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.

Matthew 21:35 (show verse)

The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

Matthew 21:36 (show verse)

Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.

Matthew 21:37 (show verse)

But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

Matthew 21:38 (show verse)

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.’

Matthew 21:39 (show verse)

They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

Matthew 21:40 (show verse)

Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?”

Matthew 21:41 (show verse)

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.”

Matthew 21:42 (show verse)

Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

Matthew 21:43 (show verse)

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

Matthew 21:44 (show verse)

And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”

Matthew 21:45 (show verse)

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them.

Matthew 21:46 (show verse)

When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.