Luke 20:10
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New International Version
At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

New Living Translation
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent one of his servants to collect his share of the crop. But the farmers attacked the servant, beat him up, and sent him back empty-handed.

English Standard Version
When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

Berean Study Bible
At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat the servant and sent him away empty-handed.

Berean Literal Bible
And in the season, he sent a servant to the farmers, that they will give to him from the fruit of the vineyard. But the farmers sent him away empty-handed, having beaten him.

New American Standard Bible
"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

King James Bible
And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At harvest time he sent a slave to the farmers so that they might give him some fruit from the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

International Standard Version
At the right time he sent a servant to the farmers in order to get his share of the produce of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him back empty-handed.

NET Bible
When harvest time came, he sent a slave to the tenants so that they would give him his portion of the crop. However, the tenants beat his slave and sent him away empty-handed.

New Heart English Bible
At the proper season, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at the season he sent his servant to the workers to give him some of the fruits of the vineyard, but the workers beat him and they sent him away stripped.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"At the right time he sent a servant to the workers to obtain from them a share of the grapes from the vineyard. But the workers beat the servant and sent him back with nothing.

New American Standard 1977
“And at the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order that they might give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And at the season he sent a slave to the husbandmen that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard, but the husbandmen beat him and sent him away empty.

King James 2000 Bible
And at the harvest season he sent a servant to the tenants, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the tenants beat him, and sent him away empty.

American King James Version
And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty.

American Standard Version
And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. Who, beating him, sent him away empty.

Darby Bible Translation
And in the season he sent to the husbandmen a bondman, that they might give to him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen, having beaten him, sent [him] away empty.

English Revised Version
And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

Webster's Bible Translation
And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

Weymouth New Testament
At vintage-time he sent a servant to the vine-dressers, for them to give him a share of the crop; but the vine-dressers beat him cruelly and sent him away empty-handed.

World English Bible
At the proper season, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty.

Young's Literal Translation
and at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that from the fruit of the vineyard they may give to him, but the husbandmen having beat him, did send him away empty.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
9Then He proceeded to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it out to some tenants, and went away for a long time. 10At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat the servant and sent him away empty-handed. 11So he sent another servant, but they beat him and humiliated him, sending him away empty-handed.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:34
When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the crop.

Luke 20:9
Then He proceeded to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, rented it out to some tenants, and went away for a long time.

Luke 20:11
So he sent another servant, but they beat him and humiliated him, sending him away empty-handed.
Treasury of Scripture

And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty.

the season.

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Jeremiah 5:24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, …

Matthew 21:34-36 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to …

Mark 12:2-5 And at the season he sent to the farmers a servant, that he might …

sent.

Judges 6:8-10 That the LORD sent a prophet to the children of Israel, which said …

2 Kings 17:13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all …

2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, …

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years did you forbear them, and testified against them by …

Jeremiah 25:3-7 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, …

Jeremiah 26:2-6 Thus said the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak …

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early …

Jeremiah 44:4,5 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early …

Hosea 6:4-6 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? …

Zechariah 1:3-6 Therefore say you to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Turn you …

Zechariah 7:9-13 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and …

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

Romans 7:4 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body …

beat.

Luke 11:47-50 Woe to you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your …

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that …

1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on …

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; …

2 Chronicles 24:19-21 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again to the LORD; and …

Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and …

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: …

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks …

Jeremiah 26:20-24 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, …

Jeremiah 29:26,27 The LORD has made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, …

Jeremiah 37:15,16 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put …

Jeremiah 38:4-6 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this …

(10) Beat him, and sent him away empty.--The description agrees almost verbally with St. Mark.

Verses 10-12. - He sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. After the pains and care bestowed upon the vineyard, that is, after the many mighty works done in Israel's behalf, the Lord of hosts looked for fruits of gratitude and fidelity in some proportion to the mighty favours which it had received from him. The people were intended to be the example to, and the educators of, the world, and, instead of carrying out these high functions, they lived the poor selfish life so sadly depicted in the long story contained in the historical and prophetical books. "He looked that it [his vineyard] should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes" (Isaiah 5:2). But the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. These represent the prophets, those faithful servants of the Lord, whose toils and trials and fate are painted in the Epistle to the Hebrews (11.) in such glowing and eloquent language. And again he sent. In vers. 11 and 12, προσέθεο πέμψαι, literally, "he added to send another" - a Hebraism. This shows St. Luke here based his account on a Hebrew (Aramaic) original. Professor Bruce well puts the thoughts which possessed the wicked husbandmen thus: "When the servants came for fruit, they were simply surprised. 'Fruit! did you say? We have occupied the position of vine-dressers, and have duly drawn our wages: what more do you want?' Such was the actual fact in regard to the spiritual heads of Israel. They were men who never thought of fruit, but only of the honour and privilege of being entrusted with the keeping of the vineyard. They were triflers, men utterly devoid of earnestness, and the practical purpose of the property committed to their charge they habitually forgot. Generally speaking, they had utterly lost sight of the end of Israel's calling." Their anger flamed forth when accredited messengers of the Lord visited them and reminded them of their forgotten duties; they vented their furious wrath by persecuting some and killing others of these faithful men. And at the season,.... Or "when it the time of fruit", as the Ethiopic version renders it, agreeably to See Gill on Matthew 21:34,

he sent a servant to the husbandmen; or servants, as in Matthew 21:34; the prophets of the Lord, his messengers, whom he sent to them, to exhort them to bring forth the fruits of righteousness, as follows:

that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard; that is, that they, bringing forth good fruit in their lives and conversations, whereby it might appear that they were trees of righteousness, and the planting of the Lord; he, or they observing them, might give an account of them to the Lord, to the glory of his name:

but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty; the Jews not only mocked these messengers of the Lord, and despised their words, but misused them, 2 Chronicles 36:15 they beat them with their fists, smote them on the cheek, and scourged them with scourges; so that they had no account to give of their fruitfulness in good works, but the contrary; See Gill on Matthew 21:35 and See Gill on Mark 12:3. 10. beat, etc.—(Mt 21:35); that is, the prophets, extraordinary messengers raised up from time to time. (See on [1708]Mt 23:37.)20:9-19 Christ spake this parable against those who resolved not to own his authority, though the evidence of it was so full. How many resemble the Jews who murdered the prophets and crucified Christ, in their enmity to God, and aversion to his service, desiring to live according to their lusts, without control! Let all who are favoured with God's word, look to it that they make proper use of their advantages. Awful will be the doom, both of those who reject the Son, and of those who profess to reverence Him, yet render not the fruits in due season. Though they could not but own that for such a sin, such a punishment was just, yet they could not bear to hear of it. It is the folly of sinners, that they persevere in sinful ways, though they dread the destruction at the end of those ways.
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