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Matthew 21 : 33 - 46

Chapter 21

33"Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.
34Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit.
35And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.
36Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.
37Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, "They will respect my son.'
38But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, "This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'
39So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40"Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?"
41They said to Him, "He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons."
42Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD's doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes'?
43"Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.
44And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."
45Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them.
46But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.

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