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Matthew 21 King James Version (KJV)

21 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

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

30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

Matthew 21 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

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

“Say to Daughter Zion,
    ‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[a]

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c]

“Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Jesus at the Temple

12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[e] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[f]

14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

“‘From the lips of children and infants
    you, Lord, have called forth your praise’[g]?”

17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.

20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked.

21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

The Authority of Jesus Questioned

23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”

24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”

They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”

27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”

Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “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 answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.

31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

The Parable of the Tenants

33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.

35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.

38 “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

41 “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

“‘The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’[h]?

43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”[i]

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 21:5 Zech. 9:9
  2. Matthew 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  3. Matthew 21:9 Psalm 118:25,26
  4. Matthew 21:9 A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  5. Matthew 21:13 Isaiah 56:7
  6. Matthew 21:13 Jer. 7:11
  7. Matthew 21:16 Psalm 8:2 (see Septuagint)
  8. Matthew 21:42 Psalm 118:22,23
  9. Matthew 21:44 Some manuscripts do not have verse 44.
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 21 The Message (MSG)

The Royal Welcome

21 1-3 When they neared Jerusalem, having arrived at Bethphage on Mount Olives, Jesus sent two disciples with these instructions: “Go over to the village across from you. You’ll find a donkey tethered there, her colt with her. Untie her and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you’re doing, say, ‘The Master needs them!’ He will send them with you.”

4-5 This is the full story of what was sketched earlier by the prophet:

Tell Zion’s daughter,
“Look, your king’s on his way,
    poised and ready, mounted
On a donkey, on a colt,
    foal of a pack animal.”

6-9 The disciples went and did exactly what Jesus told them to do. They led the donkey and colt out, laid some of their clothes on them, and Jesus mounted. Nearly all the people in the crowd threw their garments down on the road, giving him a royal welcome. Others cut branches from the trees and threw them down as a welcome mat. Crowds went ahead and crowds followed, all of them calling out, “Hosanna to David’s son!” “Blessed is he who comes in God’s name!” “Hosanna in highest heaven!”

10 As he made his entrance into Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken. Unnerved, people were asking, “What’s going on here? Who is this?”

11 The parade crowd answered, “This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth in Galilee.”

He Kicked Over the Tables

12-14 Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants. He quoted this text:

My house was designated a house of prayer;
You have made it a hangout for thieves.

Now there was room for the blind and crippled to get in. They came to Jesus and he healed them.

15-16 When the religious leaders saw the outrageous things he was doing, and heard all the children running and shouting through the Temple, “Hosanna to David’s Son!” they were up in arms and took him to task. “Do you hear what these children are saying?”

Jesus said, “Yes, I hear them. And haven’t you read in God’s Word, ‘From the mouths of children and babies I’ll furnish a place of praise’?”

17 Fed up, Jesus turned on his heel and left the city for Bethany, where he spent the night.

The Withered Fig Tree

18-20 Early the next morning Jesus was returning to the city. He was hungry. Seeing a lone fig tree alongside the road, he approached it anticipating a breakfast of figs. When he got to the tree, there was nothing but fig leaves. He said, “No more figs from this tree—ever!” The fig tree withered on the spot, a dry stick. The disciples saw it happen. They rubbed their eyes, saying, “Did we really see this? A leafy tree one minute, a dry stick the next?”

21-22 But Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Yes—and if you embrace this kingdom life and don’t doubt God, you’ll not only do minor feats like I did to the fig tree, but also triumph over huge obstacles. This mountain, for instance, you’ll tell, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it will jump. Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God.”

True Authority

23 Then he was back in the Temple, teaching. The high priests and leaders of the people came up and demanded, “Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to teach here?”

24-25 Jesus responded, “First let me ask you a question. You answer my question and I’ll answer yours. About the baptism of John—who authorized it: heaven or humans?”

25-27 They were on the spot and knew it. They pulled back into a huddle and whispered, “If we say ‘heaven,’ he’ll ask us why we didn’t believe him; if we say ‘humans,’ we’re up against it with the people because they all hold John up as a prophet.” They decided to concede that round to Jesus. “We don’t know,” they answered.

Jesus said, “Then neither will I answer your question.

The Story of Two Sons

28 “Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, ‘Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.’

29 “The son answered, ‘I don’t want to.’ Later on he thought better of it and went.

30 “The father gave the same command to the second son. He answered, ‘Sure, glad to.’ But he never went.

31-32 “Which of the two sons did what the father asked?”

They said, “The first.”

Jesus said, “Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God’s kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores believed him. Even when you saw their changed lives, you didn’t care enough to change and believe him.

The Story of the Greedy Farmhands

33-34 “Here’s another story. Listen closely. There was once a man, a wealthy farmer, who planted a vineyard. He fenced it, dug a winepress, put up a watchtower, then turned it over to the farmhands and went off on a trip. When it was time to harvest the grapes, he sent his servants back to collect his profits.

35-37 “The farmhands grabbed the first servant and beat him up. The next one they murdered. They threw stones at the third but he got away. The owner tried again, sending more servants. They got the same treatment. The owner was at the end of his rope. He decided to send his son. ‘Surely,’ he thought, ‘they will respect my son.’

38-39 “But when the farmhands saw the son arrive, they rubbed their hands in greed. ‘This is the heir! Let’s kill him and have it all for ourselves.’ They grabbed him, threw him out, and killed him.

40 “Now, when the owner of the vineyard arrives home from his trip, what do you think he will do to the farmhands?”

41 “He’ll kill them—a rotten bunch, and good riddance,” they answered. “Then he’ll assign the vineyard to farmhands who will hand over the profits when it’s time.”

42-44 Jesus said, “Right—and you can read it for yourselves in your Bibles:

The stone the masons threw out
    is now the cornerstone.
This is God’s work;
    we rub our eyes, we can hardly believe it!

“This is the way it is with you. God’s kingdom will be taken back from you and handed over to a people who will live out a kingdom life. Whoever stumbles on this Stone gets shattered; whoever the Stone falls on gets smashed.”

45-46 When the religious leaders heard this story, they knew it was aimed at them. They wanted to arrest Jesus and put him in jail, but, intimidated by public opinion, they held back. Most people held him to be a prophet of God.

The Message (MSG)

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ﻣﺘﻰ 21 Ketab El Hayat (NAV)

يسوع يدخل أُورشليم

21 وَلَمَّا اقْتَرَبُوا مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَوَصَلُوا إِلَى قَرْيَةِ بَيْتِ فَاجِي عِنْدَ جَبَلِ الزَّيْتُونِ، أَرْسَلَ يَسُوعُ اثْنَيْنِ مِنْ تَلاَمِيذِهِ، قَائِلاً لَهُمَا: «ادْخُلاَ الْقَرْيَةَ الْمُقَابِلَةَ لَكُمَا، تَجِدَا فِي الْحَالِ أَتَاناً مَرْبُوطَةً وَمَعَهَا جَحْشٌ، فَحُلاَّ رِبَاطَهُمَا وَأَحْضِرَاهُمَا إِلَيَّ. فَإِنِ اعْتَرَضَكُمَا أَحَدٌ، قُولاَ: الرَّبُّ بِحَاجَةٍ إِلَيْهِمَا. وَفِي الْحَالِ يُرْسِلُهُمَا». وَقَدْ حَدَثَ هَذَا لِيَتِمَّ مَا قِيلَ بِلِسَانِ النَّبِيِّ الْقَائِلِ: «بَشِّرُوا ابْنَةَ صِهْيَوْنَ: هَا هُوَ مَلِكُكِ قَادِمٌ إِلَيْكِ وَدِيعاً يَرْكَبُ عَلَى أَتَانٍ وَجَحْشٍ ابْنِ أَتَانٍ!» فَذَهَبَ التِّلْمِيذَانِ، وَفَعَلاَ مَا أَمَرَهُمَا بِهِ يَسُوعُ، فَأَحْضَرَا الأَتَانَ وَالْجَحْشَ، وَوَضَعَا عَلَيْهِمَا ثِيَابَهُمَا، فَرَكِبَ. وَأَخَذَ جَمْعٌ كَبِيرٌ جِدّاً يَفْرُشُونَ الطَّرِيقَ بِثِيَابِهِمْ، وَأَخَذَ آخَرُونَ يَقْطَعُونَ أَغْصَانَ الشَّجَرِ وَيَفْرُشُونَ بِهَا الطَّرِيقَ. وَكَانَتِ الْجُمُوعُ الَّتِي تَقَدَّمَتْ يَسُوعَ وَالَّتِي مَشَتْ خَلْفَهُ تَهْتِفُ قَائِلَةً: «أُوصَنَّا لاِبْنِ دَاوُدَ! مُبَارَكٌ الآتِي بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ! أُوصَنَّا فِي الأَعَالِي!» 10 وَلَمَّا دَخَلَ يَسُوعُ أُورُشَلِيمَ، ضَجَّتِ الْمَدِينَةُ كُلُّهَا، وَتَسَاءَلَ أَهْلُهَا: «مَنْ هُوَ هَذَا؟» 11 فَأَجَابَتِ الْجُمُوعُ: «هَذَا هُوَ يَسُوعُ النَّبِيُّ الَّذِي مِنَ النَّاصِرَةِ بِالْجَلِيلِ».

طرد الباعة من الهيكل

12 ثُمَّ دَخَلَ يَسُوعُ الْهَيْكَلَ، وَطَرَدَ مِنْ سَاحَتِهِ جَمِيعَ الَّذِينَ كَانُوا يَبِيعُونَ وَيَشْتَرُونَ؛ وَقَلَبَ مَوَائِدَ الصَّيَارِفَةِ وَمَقَاعِدَ بَاعَةِ الْحَمَامِ. 13 وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «مَكْتُوبٌ: إِنَّ بَيْتِي بَيْتاً لِلصَّلاَةِ يُدْعَى. أَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَجَعَلْتُمُوهُ مَغَارَةَ لُصُوصٍ!» 14 وَبَيْنَمَا هُوَ فِي الْهَيْكَلِ، تَقَدَّمَ إِلَيْهِ عُمْيٌ وَعُرْجٌ، فَشَفَاهُمْ. 15 فَتَضَايَقَ رُؤَسَاءُ الْكَهَنَةِ، وَالْكَتَبَةُ، عِنْدَمَا رَأَوْا الْعَجَائِبَ الَّتِي أَجْرَاهَا، وَالأَوْلاَدَ فِي الْهَيْكَلِ يَهْتِفُونَ: «أُوْصَنَّا لاِبْنِ دَاوُدَ!» 16 فَسَأَلُوهُ: «أَتَسْمَعُ مَا يَقُولُهُ هؤُلاَءِ؟» فَأَجَابَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: «نَعَمْ! أَلَمْ تَقْرَأُوا قَطُّ: مِنْ أَفْوَاهِ الأَطْفَالِ وَالرُّضَّعِ أَعْدَدْتَ تَسْبِيحاً؟» 17 ثُمَّ فَارَقَهُمْ وَانْطَلَقَ خَارِجاً مِنَ الْمَدِينَةِ إِلَى قَرْيَةِ بَيْتَ عَنْيَا، وَبَاتَ فِيهَا.

يسوع يلعن شجرة التين

18 وَفِي صَبَاحِ الْيَوْمِ التَّالِي، وَهُوَ رَاجِعٌ إِلَى الْمَدِينَةِ، جَاعَ. 19 وَإِذْ رَأَى شَجَرَةَ تِينٍ عَلَى جَانِبِ الطَّرِيقِ اتَّجَهَ إِلَيْهَا، وَلَكِنَّهُ لَمْ يَجِدْ عَلَيْهَا إِلاَّ الْوَرَقَ، فَقَالَ لَهَا: «لاَ يَكُنْ مِنْكِ ثَمَرٌ بَعْدُ إِلَى الأَبَدِ!» فَيَبِسَتِ التِّينَةُ فِي الْحَالِ. 20 فَلَمَّا رَأَى التَّلاَمِيذُ ذَلِكَ، دُهِشُوا وَقَالُوا: «مَا أَسْرَعَ مَا يَبِسَتِ التِّينَةُ!» 21 فَأَجَابَهُمْ: «الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنْ كَانَ لَكُمْ إِيمَانٌ وَلاَ تَشُكُّونَ، فَإِنَّكُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ لَا مِثْلَ مَا عَمِلْتُ بِالتِّينَةِ وَحَسْبُ، بَلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَقُولُونَ لِهَذَا الْجَبَلِ: انْقَلِعْ وَانْطَرِحْ فِي الْبَحْرِ، فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ يَحْدُثُ. 22 وَكُلُّ مَا تَطْلُبُونَهُ فِي الصَّلاَةِ بِإِيمَانٍ، تَنَالُونَهُ».

سلطة يسوع

23 وَلَمَّا وصَلَ إِلَى الْهَيْكَلِ وَأَخَذَ يُعَلِّمُ، تَقَدَّمَ إِلَيْهِ رُؤَسَاءُ الْكَهَنَةِ وَشُيُوخُ الشَّعْبِ، وَسَأَلُوهُ: «بِأَيَّةِ سُلْطَةٍ تَفْعَلُ مَا تَفْعَلُهُ؟ وَمَنْ مَنَحَكَ هَذِهِ السُّلْطَةَ؟» 24 فَأَجَابَهُمْ يَسُوعُ قَائِلاً: «وَأَنَا أَيْضاً أَسْأَلُكُمْ أَمْراً وَاحِداً، فَإِنْ أَجَبْتُمُونِي، أَقُولُ لَكُمْ أَنَا أَيْضَاً بِأَيَّةِ سُلْطَةٍ أَفْعَلُ مَا أَفْعَلُهُ: 25 مِنْ أَيْنَ كَانَتْ مَعْمُودِيَّةُ يُوحَنَّا؟ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ أَمْ مِنَ النَّاسِ؟» فَتَشَاوَرُوا فِيمَا بَيْنَهُمْ قَائِلِينَ: «إِنْ قُلْنَا لَهُ إِنَّهَا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ، يَقُولُ لَنَا: فَلِمَاذَا لَمْ تُصَدِّقُوهُ؟ 26 وَإِنْ قُلْنَا: مِنَ النَّاسِ، نَخْشَى أَنْ يَثُورَ عَلَيْنَا جُمْهُورُ الشَّعْبِ، لأَنَّهُمْ كُلَّهُمْ يَعْتَبِرُونَ يُوحَنَّا نَبِيًّا». 27 فَأَجَابُوهُ: «لاَ نَدْرِي!» فَرَدَّ قَائِلاً: «وَلاَ أَنَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ بأَيَّةِ سُلْطَةٍ أَفْعَلُ مَا أَفْعَلُهُ».

اذهب اليوم اعمل في كرمي

28 «مَا رَأْيُكُمْ؟ كَانَ لإِنْسَانٍ وَلَدَانِ. فَقَصَدَ أَوَّلَهُمَا وَقَالَ لَهُ: يَا وَلَدِي، اذْهَبِ الْيَوْمَ وَاعْمَلْ فِي كَرْمِي! 29 فَأَجَابَ: لَا أُرِيدُ. وَلَكِنَّهُ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ نَدِمَ وَذَهَبَ. 30 ثُمَّ قَصَدَ الرَّجُلُ وَلَدَهُ الثَّانِي وَقَالَ لَهُ مَا قَالَهُ لِلأَوَّلِ. فَأَجَابَ: لَبَّيْكَ يَا سَيِّدِي! وَلَكِنَّهُ لَمْ يَذْهَبْ. 31 فَأَيُّ الاِثْنَيْنِ عَمِلَ بِإِرَادَةِ الأَبِ؟» فَقَالُوا: «الأَوَّلُ!» فَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: «الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنَّ جُبَاةَ الضَّرَائِبِ وَالزَّانِيَاتِ سَيَسْبِقُونَكُمْ فِي الدُّخُولِ إِلَى مَلَكُوتِ اللهِ. 32 فَقَدْ جَاءَ يُوحَنَّا إِلَيْكُمْ سَالِكاً طَرِيقَ الْحَقِّ، فَلَمْ تُصَدِّقُوهُ. أَمَّا جُبَاةُ الضَّرَائِبِ وَالزَّانِيَاتُ فَصَدَّقُوهُ. وَلَمَّا رَأَيْتُمْ أَنْتُمْ هَذَا، لَمْ تَنْدَمُوا بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ لِتُصَدِّقُوهُ!

مَثل المزارعين القتلة

33 اسْمَعُوا مَثَلاً آخَرَ: غَرَسَ إِنْسَانٌ رَبُّ بَيْتٍ كَرْماً، وَأَقَامَ حَوْلَهُ سُوراً، وَحَفَرَ فِيهِ مَعْصَرَةً، وَبَنَى فِيهِ بُرْجَ حِرَاسَةٍ. ثُمَّ سَلَّمَ الْكَرْمَ إِلَى مُزَارِعِينَ وَسَافَرَ. 34 وَلَمَّا حَانَ أَوَانُ الْحَصَادِ، أَرْسَلَ عَبِيدَهُ إِلَى الْمُزَارِعِينَ لِتَسَلُّمِ ثَمَرَ الْكَرْمِ. 35 فَقَبَضَ الْمُزَارِعُونَ عَلَى الْعَبِيدِ، فَضَرَبُوا أَحَدَهُمْ، وَقَتَلُوا غَيْرَهُ، وَرَجَمُوا الآخَرَ بِالْحِجَارَةِ. 36 ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ رَبُّ الْبَيْتِ ثَانِيَةً عَبِيداً آخَرِينَ أَكْثَرَ عَدَداً مِنَ الأَوَّلِينَ. فَفَعَلَ الْمُزَارِعُونَ بِهؤُلاَءِ مَا فَعَلُوهُ بِأُولئِكَ. 37 وَأَخِيراً أَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهِمِ ابْنَهُ، قَائِلاً: سَيَهَابُونَ ابْنِي! 38 فَمَا إِنْ رَأَى الْمُزَارِعُونَ الاِبْنَ حَتَّى قَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ: هَذَا هُوَ الْوَرِيثُ! تَعَالَوْا نَقْتُلُهُ لِنَسْتَوْلِيَ عَلَى مِيرَاثِهِ. 39 ثُمَّ قَبَضُوا عَلَيْهِ، وَطَرَحُوهُ خَارِجَ الْكَرْمِ، وَقَتَلُوهُ! 40 فَعِنْدَمَا يَعُودُ رَبُّ الْكَرْمِ، مَاذَا يَفْعَلُ بِأُولئِكَ الْمُزَارِعِينَ؟» 41 أَجَابُوهُ: «أُولئِكَ الأَشْرَارُ، يُهْلِكُهُمْ شَرَّ هَلاَكٍ. ثُمَّ يُسَلِّمُ الْكَرْمَ إِلَى مُزَارِعِينَ آخَرِينَ يُؤَدُّونَ لَهُ الثَّمَرَ فِي أَوَانِهِ». 42 فَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: «أَلَمْ تَقْرَأُوا فِي الْكِتَابِ: الْحَجَرُ الَّذِي رَفَضَهُ الْبُنَاةُ، هُوَ نَفْسُهُ صَارَ حَجَرَ الزَّاوِيَةِ الأَسَاسِيَّ. مِنَ الرَّبِّ كَانَ هَذَا، وَهُوَ عَجِيبٌ فِي أَنْظَارِنَا! 43 لِذلِكَ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنَّ مَلَكُوتَ اللهِ سَيُنْزَعُ مِنْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيُسَلَّمُ إِلَى شَعْبٍ يُؤَدِّي ثَمَرَهُ. 44 فَأَيُّ مَنْ يَقَعُ عَلَى هَذَا الْحَجَرِ يَتَكَسَّرُ، وَمَنْ يَقَعُ الْحَجَرُ عَلَيْهِ يَسْحَقُهُ سَحْقاً!» 45 وَلَمَّا سَمِعَ رُؤَسَاءُ الْكَهَنَةِ وَالْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ الْمَثَلَيْنِ اللَّذَيْنِ ضَرَبَهُمَا يَسُوعُ، أَدْرَكُوا أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَعْنِيهِمْ هُمْ. 46 وَمَعَ أَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يَسْعَوْنَ إِلَى الْقَبْضِ عَلَيْهِ، فَقَدْ كَانُوا خَائِفِينَ مِنَ الْجُمُوعِ لأَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يَعْتَبِرُونَهُ نَبِيًّا.

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