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Matt 21:33–46

21:33–46 This parable is based on Is. 5:1, 2 and possibly also Ps. 80:8–18. The meaning is clear: the landowner is God, the vineyard is the kingdom of God (v. 43), the servants are the prophets, the son is Jesus, the tenants are the Jews who oppose Jesus, the killing of the son is the Crucifixion, and the removal of the tenants is the transferral of the kingdom to a new people of God that includes Gentiles.