Matthew 21:33-45

Lamsa(i) 33 Hear another parable. There was a man who was a householder, and he planted a vineyard, and fenced it, and he dug in it a winepress, and built a tower, and then he leased it to laborers, and went away on a journey. 34 And when the fruit season was at hand, he sent his servants to the laborers, that they might send him of the fruits of his vineyard. 35 And the laborers seized his servants, and some were beaten, and some were stoned, and some were killed. 36 Again he sent other servants, many more than the first; and they did likewise to them. 37 At last he sent his son to them, saying, They might feel ashamed before my son. 38 But when the laborers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and retain his inheritance. 39 So they seized him, and took him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those laborers? 41 They said to him, He will destroy them severely, and lease his vineyard to other laborers, who will give him fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the cornerstone; this was from the Lord, and it is a marvel in our eyes? 43 Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a people who bear fruits. 44 And whoever falls on this stone will be broken, and on whomever it falls it will scatter him. 45 When the high priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they understood that he was speaking against them.