Matthew 21:33-43New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Parable of the Landowner
33 “Listen to another parable. There was a [a]landowner who planted avineyard 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 went on a journey.34 When the [c]harvest time approached, he 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 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.40 Therefore when the [d]owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?”41 They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”
42 Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,
‘The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief cornerstone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a [e]people, producing the fruit of it.
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