Luke 20:9-20

Rotherham(i) 9 And he began, unto the people, to be speaking this parable:—A man, planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went from home for a long time. 10 And, in due season, he sent unto the husbandmen, a servant, that, of the fruit of the vineyard, they might give him; but, the husbandmen, having beaten him, sent him away empty. 11 And he, further, sent another servant; but, they, beating, that one also, and dishonouring him, sent him away, empty. 12 And he, further, sent, a third; but, they, bruising, this one also, thrust him out. 13 And the lord of the vineyard said—What shall I do? I will send my son, the beloved,—It may be, that, him, they will respect. 14 But he husbandmen, seeing him, began to deliberate one with another, saying—This, is, the heir: Let us slay him, that, ours, may be, the inheritance. 15 And, thrusting him forth outside the vineyard, they slew him. What, then, will the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 16 He will come, and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard unto others. But, when they heard it, they said—Far be it! 17 But, he, looking at them, said—What, then, is this that is written,—A stone which the builders’ rejected, The same, hath become, head of the corner? 18 Every one who falleth on that stone, will be sorely bruised, but, on whomsoever it shall fall, it will utterly destroy him. 19 And the Scribes and the High-priests sought to thrust on him their hands, in that very hour; and feared the people; for they perceived that, against them, spake he this parable. 20 And, watching narrowly, they sent forth suborned men, feigning themselves to be, righteous, that they might lay hold of a word of his, so as to deliver him up unto the rule and the authority of the governor.