Matthew 21:33-45

BLB(i) 33 Hear another parable: There was a man, a master of a house, who planted a vineyard, and placed around it a fence, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower; and he rented it out to farmers and traveled abroad. 34 And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruits. 35 And the farmers having taken his servants, one they beat, and one they killed, and one they stoned. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them. 37 And afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But the farmers having seen the son, said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and gain possession of his inheritance.’ 39 And having taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 Therefore when the master of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those farmers?” 41 They say to him, “He will destroy them, the wretches, grievously, and he will rent out the vineyard to other farmers who will give to him the fruits in their seasons.” 42 Jesus says to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone that those building rejected, this has become the chief corner. This was from the 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 people producing its fruits. 44 And the one having fallen on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.” 45 And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard His parables, knew that He speaks about them.