Matthew 21:33-45

Rotherham(i) 33 Another parable, hear ye:—A man there was, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and, a wall around it, placed, and digged in it a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen,—and left home. 34 And, when the season of fruits drew near, He sent forth his servants unto the husbandmen to receive his fruits. 35 And the husbandmen, taking his servants, one, indeed, they beat, and, another, slew,—and, another, stoned. 36 Again, sent he forth other servants, more than the first, and they did unto them, likewise. 37 Afterwards, however, he sent forth unto them his son, saying,—They will pay deference unto my son! 38 But, the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves,—This, is, the heir: Come on! Let us slay him, and have his inheritance. 39 And, taking him, they cast him forth outside the vineyard,—and slew him. 40 When therefore the master of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41 They say unto him—Miserable men! Miserably, will he destroy them; and will let out, the vineyard, to other husbandmen, who will render unto him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith unto them—Have ye, never, read in the Scriptures, A stone which the builders rejected, the same, hath become, head of the corner: From the Lord, hath this come to pass, and is marvellous in our eyes. 43 Wherefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God, will be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof: 44 [And, he that falleth on this stone, will be sorely bruised; but, on whomsoever it may fall, it will utterly destroy him.] 45 And the Chief-priests and the Pharisees, hearing his parables, took note, that, concerning them, he was speaking.