Parable of the Landowner

33 “Listen to another parable. (A)There was a [a]landowner who (B)planted a (C)vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to [b]vine-growers and (D)went on a journey. 34 When the [c]harvest time approached, he (E)sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. 35 The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. 36 Again he (F)sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. 37 But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

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  1. Matthew 21:33 Lit a man, head of a household
  2. Matthew 21:33 Or tenant farmers, also vv 34, 35, 38, 40
  3. Matthew 21:34 Lit the fruit season