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Matthew 21:33-46 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

33 Hear ye another parable. There was an husbandman, that planted a vineyard, and hedged it about, and delved a presser therein, and builded a tower [and built a tower], and hired it to earth-tillers, and went far in pilgrimage.

34 And when the time of fruits approached, he sent his servants to the earth-tillers, to take fruits of it.[a]

35 And the earth-tillers took his servants, and they beat one, they slew another, and stoned another. [And, his servants taken, the earth-tillers beat one, they killed another, forsooth they stoned another.]

36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and in like manner they did to them [and they did to them in like manner].

37 And at the last he sent his son to them, and said [saying], They shall dread my son.

38 But the earth-tillers, seeing the son, said within themselves, This is the heir; come ye, slay we him, and we shall have his heritage.

39 And they took him, and casted [cast] him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard shall come, what shall he do to those earth-tillers?

41 They say to him, He shall destroy evil the evil men, and he shall set to hire his vineyard to other earth-tillers, which shall yield to him fruit in their times.[b]

42 Jesus saith to them, Read ye never in scriptures, The stone which the builders reproved, this is made into the head of the corner? Of the Lord this thing is done, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

43 Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a folk doing [the] fruits of it.[c]

44 And he that shall fall on this stone, shall be broken; but on whom it shall fall, it shall bruise him all to pieces [it shall pound him all to pieces].

45 And when the princes of priests and [the] Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he [had] said of them.

46 And they sought to hold him, but they dreaded the people [And they, seeking to hold him, dreaded the companies], for they had him as a prophet.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 21:34 Forsooth when the time of fruits nighed, he sent his servants to the earth-tillers, that they should take the fruits of it.
  2. Matthew 21:41 They said to him, He shall lose evil the evil men, and set to hire his vineyard to other earth-tillers, the which shall yield to him fruits in their times.
  3. Matthew 21:43 Therefore I say to you, for the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and it shall be given to a folk doing the fruits thereof.

Matthew 21:33-46 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

33 Hear another similitude: There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard. He hedged it round about, and made a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive the fruits of it. 35 And the husbandmen caught his servants, and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than at the first, and they treated them likewise. 37 Then last of all he sent to them his own son, saying, They will respect my son. 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us take his inheritance for ourselves. 39 And they caught him and thrust him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 Now when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do with those husbandmen?

41 They said to him, He will miserably destroy those evil persons, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render to him the fruit in their seasons.

42 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures: The stone which the builders refused, the same is set in the principal part of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and will be given to the Gentiles, who will bring forth the fruits of it. 44 And whosoever falls on this stone, he shall be broken; but whomever it falls upon, it will grind him to powder.

45 When the chief priests and Pharisees heard these similitudes, they perceived that he was speaking of them. 46 And went about to lay hands on him, but they feared the people, because they took him as a prophet.

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Matthew 21:33-46 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

33 [a]Hear another parable, There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and made a winepress therein, and [b]built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a strange country.

34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive the fruits thereof.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did the like unto them.

37 But last of all he sent unto them his own son, saying, They will reverence my son.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and let us [c]take his inheritance.

39 So they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

40 When therefore the Lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen?

41 They said unto him, He will [d]cruelly destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall deliver him the fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesus said unto them, Read ye never in the Scriptures, The stone which the [e]builders refused, the same is [f]made the [g]head of the corner? [h]This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation, which shall bring forth the [i]fruits thereof.

44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, he shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will [j]dash him in pieces.

45 And when the chief Priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

46 [k]And they seeking to lay hands on him, feared the people, because they took him as a Prophet.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 21:33 Those men oftentimes are the cruelest enemies of the Church, to whose fidelity it is committed: But the vocation of God, is neither tied to time, place, nor person.
  2. Matthew 21:33 Made the place strong: For a tower is the strongest place of a wall.
  3. Matthew 21:38 Word for word, let us hold it fast.
  4. Matthew 21:41 A kind of proverb, showing what end the wicked are worthy of.
  5. Matthew 21:42 Master builders, which are chief builders of the house, that is, of the Church.
  6. Matthew 21:42 Began to be.
  7. Matthew 21:42 The chiefest stone in the corner is called the head of the corner, which beareth up the couplings or joints of the whole building.
  8. Matthew 21:42 That matter (in that the stone which was cast away, is made the head) is the Lord’s doing, which we behold and greatly marvel at.
  9. Matthew 21:43 They bring forth the fruits of the kingdom of God, which bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, and not of the flesh, Gal. 5.
  10. Matthew 21:44 As chaff used to be scattered with the wind, for he useth a word which signifieth properly, to separate the chaff from the corn with winnowing, to scatter it abroad.
  11. Matthew 21:46 The wicked can do nothing, but what God will.
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Matthew 21:33-46 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34 and when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. 37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

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