In chapter 21, cane into Jerusalem in the “triumphal entry,” cleansed the temple, and cursed he fig tree. Then in verse 23, the Pharisees challenged His authority, asking by what authority He did the things that He did. Jesus proposed that they tell Him by what authority John the baptist did his baptisms, and they would not answer, fearing the crowds if they said that it was not from heaven. Jesus then told them that He would not answer their question about His authority then.
Then He told a parable of two son, who were each told be their father to go work in the vineyard. The first one said that he would not, but later decided to do it. The second said that he would do it, but never did. Jesus compared the tax collectors and prostitutes to the first son, saying that they would go into the kingdom of God before the Pharisees, who He compared to the second son. The Pharisees put on an appearance of obedience to God, but their works belied that public claim they gave to righteousness.
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