JMNT(i) 34 "Now when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent off his slaves to the farmers (= tenant-cultivators) for the purpose of receiving and taking his [share of] the fruits. 35 "And then the farmers (vinedressers), upon taking hold of his slaves, thrashed one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 "So again, he sent off other slaves – more than the first ones – and they did the same to them! 37 "Lastly, he dispatched his son to them, saying, 'They will proceed being turned back on themselves in shame, and thus show respect for and reverence my son.' 38 "Yet the vinedressers (farmers; cultivators) – upon seeing the son – said among themselves, 'This one is the heir! Come now! We should (or: can) kill him and then we can have his inheritance!' 39 "And so, upon taking hold of him, they threw him out – outside of the vineyard –and they killed [him]. 40 "Therefore, whenever the owner of the vineyard may come, what will he proceed to be doing to those farmers (vinedressers)?"