Matthew 21:33-45

Anderson(i) 33 Hear another parable: There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and rigged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and let it out to vine-dressers, and went into another country. 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers to receive the fruits of it. 35 And the vine-dressers took his servants, and scourged one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them in like manner. 37 But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38 But the vine-dressers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and seize upon the inheritance. 39 And they took him, and carried him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine dressers? 41 They said to him: He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and let out his vineyard to other vine dressers, who will give him the fruits in their season. 42 Jesus said to them: Did you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner? 43 This was from the Lord, and it is wondrous in our eyes. For this reason, I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation that will bring forth the fruits of it. 44 And he that falls upon this stone shall be dashed to pieces; but him on whom it shall fall, it will make like chaff for the wind. 45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.