33 Hear another parable. There was a householder, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husband-men, and went abroad. 34 And when the season of fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits. 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 And afterward 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 have his inheritance. 39 And taking him, they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, 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 deliver over to him the fruits in their seasons.
Bible verses about "vineyards" | ABU
6 He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. 7 And he said to the vine-dresser: Behold, three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none. Cut it down; why does it also encumber the ground? 8 And he answering says to him: Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and cast in manure. 9 And if it bear fruit —; and if not, hereafter thou shalt cut it down.
1 For the kingdom of heaven is like to a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. 2 And having agreed with the laborers for a denáry a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place. 4 And to them he said: Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh he went out, and found others standing, and says to them: Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7 They say to him: Because no one hired us. He says to them: Go ye also into the vineyard. 8 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard says to his steward: Call the laborers, and pay them the hire, beginning from the last, unto the first. 9 And they of the eleventh hour came, and received every man a denáry. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should receive more; and they also received each one a denáry. 11 And on receiving it, they murmured against the householder, 12 saying: These last labored one hour, and thou madest them equal to us, who bore the burden of the day, and the burning heat. 13 But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong. Didst thou not agree with me for a denáry? 14 Take what is thine, and go. But I will give to this last, even as to thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So will the last be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few are chosen.