Matthew 21:33-45

JuliaSmith(i) 33 Hear another parable: A certain man was master of a house, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and digged in it a winepress, and let it out to farmers, and went abroad: 34 And when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his parts. 35 And the farmers having taken his servants, truly one they stripped, and one they killed, and one they stoned. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did to them likewise. 37 And afterwards he sent to them his son, saying, They will be changed by my son. 38 And the farmers, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and possess his inheritance. 39 And having taken, they cast out of the vineyard, and killed. 40 When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard should come, what will he do to those farmers? 41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy these wicked, and let out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give back to him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the writings, The stone which the builders disapproved of, this was for the head of the corner? This was from the Lord, and it was wonderful in your eyes. 43 For this I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation doing its fruits. 44 And he falling upon this stone shall be crushed: but upon whomsoever it should fall, it shall winnow him. 45 And the chief priests and Pharisees, having heard his parable, knew that he spake of them.