Matthew 21:33-45

Haweis(i) 33 Hear another parable: There was a certain man, the master of a family, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and hired it out to husbandmen, and went into a distant country. 34 But when the season for fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, one they beat, and another they killed, and a third they stoned. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they treated them in the same manner. 37 Then at last he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38 But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on the inheritance. 39 And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 When therefore the master of the vineyard cometh, what will he do with these husbandmen? 41 They say unto him, He will dreadfully destroy those wicked wretches, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye not read in the Scriptures, "The stone, which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner; this is done by the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes." 43 Therefore I tell you, That the kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and given to a nation, producing the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken in pieces, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking concerning them.