Parable of the Landowner

33 “Listen to another parable. (A)There was a [a]landowner who (B)planted a (C)vineyard and put a [b]fence around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and he leased it to [c]vine-growers and (D)went on a journey. 34 And when the [d]harvest time approached, he (E)sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his fruit. 35 And the vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again, he (F)sent other slaves, more than the first; and they did the same things to them. 37 But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

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

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