Matthew 21:33-45

Wesley(i) 33 Hear another parable. There was a certain housholder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 34 And when the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive the fruits of it. 35 And the husbandmen taking his servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first; and they did to them likewise. 37 Last of all he sent to them his Son, saying, They will reverence my Son. 38 But the husbandmen seeing the Son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come let us kill him and seize on his inheritance. 39 And taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard and slew him. 40 When therefore the Lord of the vineyard cometh, what will he do to those husbandmen? 41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out the vineyard to other husbandmen who will render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head of the corner? This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes. 43 Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45 And the chief priests and the Pharisees, hearing his parables, knew he spoke of them.