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Matthew 21:43

    Matthew 21:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this reason I say to you, The kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    "Therefore I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation bringing forth its fruit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 21:43

    Therefore say I-- Thus showing them, that to them alone the parable belonged. The kingdom of God shall be taken from you - the Gospel shall be taken from you, and given to the Gentiles, who will receive it, and bring forth fruit to the glory of God.

    Bringing forth the fruits - As in Matthew 21:34 an allusion is made to paying the landlord in kind, so here the Gentiles are represented as paying God thus. The returns which He expects for his grace are the fruits of grace; nothing can ever be acceptable in the sight of God that does not spring from himself.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 21:43

    The kingdom of God ... - Jesus applies the parable to them - the Jews.

    They had been the children of the kingdom, or under the reign of God; having his law and acknowledging him as King. They had been his chosen and special people, but he says that now this privilege would be taken away; that they would cease to be the special people of God, and that the blessing would be given to a nation who would bring forth the fruits thereof, or "be righteous" that is, to the Gentiles, Acts 28:28.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 21:43

    21:43 Therefore - Because ye reject this corner stone. The kingdom of God - That is, the Gospel.