Matthew 21:33-45

LITV(i) 33 Hear another parable: There was a certain man, a house master, who planted a vineyard and placed a hedge around it; and he dug a winepress in it, and built a tower. And he rented it to vinedressers and left the country. Isa. 5:1, 2 34 And when the season of the fruits came, he sent his slaves to the vinedressers to receive his fruits. 35 And the vinedressers, taking his slaves, they beat this one, and they killed one, and they stoned another. 36 Again he sent other slaves, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 And at last he sent his son to them, saying, They will have respect for my son. 38 But seeing the son, the vinedressers said among themselves, This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and get hold of his inheritance. 39 And taking him, they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him . 40 Therefore, when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to these vinedressers? 41 They said to Him, Bad men! He will miserably destroy them, and he will rent out the vineyard to other vinedressers who will give to him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the Scriptures, "A Stone which the builders rejected is the One that has become the head of the corner. This was from the Lord, and it is a wonder in our eyes?" Psa. 118:22, 23 43 Because of this I say to you, The kingdom of God will be taken from you, and it will be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it. 44 And he who falls on this Stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder. 45 And hearing His parables, the chief priests and the Pharisees knew that He was speaking about them.