Matthew 21:33-45

ABU(i) 33 Hear another parable. There was a householder, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husband-men, and went abroad. 34 And when the season of fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits. 35 And the husbandmen taking his servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did to them likewise. 37 And afterward he sent to them his son, saying: They will reverence my son. 38 But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and have his inheritance. 39 And taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen? 41 They say to him: He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who will deliver over to him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus says to them: Did ye never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders disallowed, The same is become the head of the corner; This is from the Lord, And is wonderful in our eyes. 43 Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And he that falls upon this stone will be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45 And the chief priests and Pharisees, hearing his parables, knew that he spoke of them.