33 "Listen to another illustration: There was a man, a house-holder, who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a wine-vat in it and built a watch-tower, and let it out to grape-growers and went abroad.
Matthew 21:33 Cross References - Riverside
18 So listen to the story of the sower:
28 What do you think? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go to-day and work in the vineyard.'
2 He said, "The scribes and Pharisees have seated themselves on Moses' seat.
1 THEN he began to speak to them in figures: "There was a man who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug for a wine-vat, and built a tower and let it out to grape-growers, and then went abroad. 2 At the proper season he sent a servant to the grape-growers to receive from them some of the fruits of the vineyard. 3 But they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 Again he sent another servant to them, and him they beat over the head and insulted. 5 He sent another, and him they killed. He sent many others, some of whom were beaten and some killed. 6 He had still one, a beloved son. He sent him last to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' 7 But those grape-growers said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours.' 8 Then they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. 9 What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the grape-growers and will give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you never read this Scripture, 'The stone which the builders despised has become the chief stone of the corner; 11 this corner stone came from the Lord and is wonderful in our eyes'?" 12 They kept trying to seize him, but were afraid of the crowd. For they knew that he had meant the illustration for them. So they left him and went away.
34 It is just as when a man going abroad leaves his house and gives to his servants authority and to each his work and commands the porter to watch.
12 He said, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to get for himself a kingdom and return.
9 He began and gave the people this illustration: "A man planted a vineyard and let it out to grape-growers and went abroad for a long time. 10 At the proper season he sent to the grape-growers a servant for them to give him a part of the fruit of the vineyard. But the grape-growers beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He afterwards sent another servant. That one, too, they beat and insulted and sent away empty-handed. 12 Then he sent a third. But this one, too, they wounded and threw out. 13 The owner of the vineyard said, 'I will send my son, my beloved. Perhaps they will reverence him.' 14 But when the grape-growers saw him, they conferred with one another and said, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him so that the inheritance may be ours.' 15 So they threw him outside of the vineyard and killed him. What now will the owner of the vineyard do? 16 He will come and destroy those grape-growers and will give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they exclaimed, "May it never be!" 17 He turned his eyes upon them and said, "What does this Scripture mean, 'The stone which the builders rejected — that one has become the corner stone'? 18 Every one who falls upon that stone will be shattered, but whomever it falls on it will crush to pieces." 19 The scribes and the high priests were eager to lay hands on him at that very time, for they knew that he had aimed the illustration at them; but they were afraid of the people.
1 "I AM the true Vine and my Father is the Vine-grower.