Luke 20:9-18

Riverside(i) 9 He began and gave the people this illustration: "A man planted a vineyard and let it out to grape-growers and went abroad for a long time. 10 At the proper season he sent to the grape-growers a servant for them to give him a part of the fruit of the vineyard. But the grape-growers beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He afterwards sent another servant. That one, too, they beat and insulted and sent away empty-handed. 12 Then he sent a third. But this one, too, they wounded and threw out. 13 The owner of the vineyard said, 'I will send my son, my beloved. Perhaps they will reverence him.' 14 But when the grape-growers saw him, they conferred with one another and said, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him so that the inheritance may be ours.' 15 So they threw him outside of the vineyard and killed him. What now will the owner of the vineyard do? 16 He will come and destroy those grape-growers and will give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they exclaimed, "May it never be!" 17 He turned his eyes upon them and said, "What does this Scripture mean, 'The stone which the builders rejected — that one has become the corner stone'? 18 Every one who falls upon that stone will be shattered, but whomever it falls on it will crush to pieces."