Matthew 21:33-45

ACV(i) 33 Hear ye another parable. There was a certain man who was a house-ruler, who planted a vineyard, and placed a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and leased it to farmers, and went on a journey. 34 And when the time of the fruits approached, he sent his bondmen to the farmers to receive his fruits. 35 And the farmers having taken his bondmen, they beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again, he sent other bondmen more than the first, and they did to them in like manner. 37 But finally he sent to them his son, saying, They will be made ashamed by my son. 38 But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and possess his inheritance. 39 And having seized 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 farmers? 41 They say to him, Evil men, he will miserably destroy them, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus says to them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone that those who build rejected, this came to be in the head of the corner. This happened from Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes? 43 Because of this I say to you, that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing the fruits of it. 44 And he who falls on this stone will be shattered, but on whomever it may fall, it will grind him to dust. 45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he spoke about them.