Matthew 21:43

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore say I vnto you, the kingdome of God shall be taken from you, and giuen to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.
- Darby Bible

Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.
- Webster's Bible

That, I tell you, is the reason why the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and given to a nation that will exhibit the power of it.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y seie to you, that the kyngdom of God schal be takun fro you, and shal be youun to a folc doynge fruytis of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Because of this I say to you, that the reign of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:43


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


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:43


Mt 21:43 Given to a nation bringing forth the fruits. The kingdom was taken from the Jews and given to the "chosen nation"; not any particular nation, but those chosen out of the nations to be a "peculiar people" (1Pe 2:9).

Discussion for Matthew 21

  • Pat H.
    The symbol of Baptism we confess all of our sins to the Father and we are baptised with water that we have been washed in the blood of Jesus and have been cleansed so when we arise from the baptism we walk with Jesus in our hearts as well as in our actions. Baptism alone does not save you; but our faith in Jesus can!
  • A disciple
    Pam; The reason for repentance from dead works, is to serve the LORD by good works and bear good fruit unto God! If you read the story of the beginning you will see that the human species was alienated and made unfit for God because of sin. So God announced Christ must come to undo the works of the devil and reconcile us to God. If we don't produce good fruit we will be cut down as worthless!
  • Pam barnwell
    It's the blood that's merits. us into heaven, we cannot live good enough, good morel people still has to be saved by the blood of Christ. If we could get there on works, we would still be under law and Christ wouldn't had to die.
  • A disciple
    Lou; are you saying then, that we should just dismiss everything the LORD said about being wise and doing what He says? And what about ALL the writings of the Apostles and Prophets, who spoke in the Name of the LORD, condemning the wicked for NOT keeping God's commandments? Do you think God is afraid that we might think we can save ourselves if we obey Him? "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS."
  • A disciple
    Lou; Shouldn't your faith be seen in a real conversion and new course in life; and the effect of His saving grace be reflected in your new manner of life? Jesus said many, many times; that if we didn't DO whatsoever He says, and we don't bear fruit; that we would be cut off and die, and NOT be permitted to enter into His kingdom. We keep His commandments and do what He says because we love Him!
  • Lou
    Ricky, and Disciple, you have understanding. There is one thing required for salvation, as stated in John 3:16. We should dismiss any idea that our actions have any part in our salvation, nothing we do is good enough that it should add to what Jesus did. We cannot "help" Christ to save us, we are capable of believing, and the Word builds up our believing (faith)...Jesus is The Living Word of God.

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