Matthew 21:33-45

Living_Oracles(i) 33 Hear another parable: A landlord planted a vineyard, and hedged it round, and digged a wine press in it, and built a tower; and having farmed it out, went abroad. 34 When the vintage approached, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive the fruits. 35 But they seized his servants, beat one, drove away with stones another, and killed another. 36 Again he sent other servants more respectable; but they received the same treatment; 37 finally he sent his son to them: for he said, They will reverence my son. 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and keep possession of his inheritance. 39 Then they seized him, thrust him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When, therefore, the proprietor of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen? 41 They answered, He will put those wretched to a wretched death, and will let the vineyard to others, who will render him the fruits in the season. 42 Jesus replied, Did you never read in the scriptures, "A stone which the builders rejected, is made the head of the corner? This the Lord has effected, and we behold it with admiration." 43 Know, therefore, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation who will produce the fruits of it. 44 For whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be bruised; and on whomsoever it shall fall, it will crush him to pieces. 45 The chief priests and the Pharisees hearing his parables, perceived that he spoke of them;