21:21 Jesus 1 answered them, “I tell you the truth, 2 if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.
21:31 Which of the two did his father’s will?” They said, “The first.” 3 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, 4 tax collectors 5 and prostitutes will go ahead of you into the kingdom of God!
1 tn Grk “And answering, Jesus said.” This is somewhat redundant and has been simplified in the translation.
2 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”
3 tc Verses 29-31 involve a rather complex and difficult textual problem. The variants cluster into three different groups: (1) The first son says “no” and later has a change of heart, and the second son says “yes” but does not go. The second son is called the one who does his father’s will. This reading is found in the Western
4 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”