Mar 15, 2017

There was a landowner who planted a vineyard.

Jesus talked this parable to them. (Matthew 21:33-46).

“There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, and dug a pit in it and built a tower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away for a journey. When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his fruit. So they seized him, beat him, killed another, and stoned the other servant. Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. But he had still one man. That is, the man is his son. He thought, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘He is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and take his inheritance.’ So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

They replied.

“He will destroy those foul men, and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants who will give him their shares of the crops at harvest time.”