Luke 20:13
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New International Version
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.'

New Living Translation
"'What will I do?' the owner asked himself. 'I know! I'll send my cherished son. Surely they will respect him.'

English Standard Version
Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Berean Study Bible
What shall I do?' asked the owner of the vineyard. 'I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.'

Berean Literal Bible
Then the master of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.'

New American Standard Bible
"The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.'

King James Bible
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, What should I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.'

International Standard Version
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I'll send my son whom I love. Maybe they'll respect him.'

NET Bible
Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I will send my one dear son; perhaps they will respect him.'

New Heart English Bible
The lord of the vineyard said, 'What am I to do? I will send my beloved son. It may be that they will respect him.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son. Doubtless they will see him and they will be ashamed.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I'll send my son, whom I love. They'll probably respect him.'

New American Standard 1977
“And the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will respect him when they see him.

American King James Version
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

American Standard Version
And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be, when they see him, they will reverence him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: perhaps when they see him they will respect [him].

English Revised Version
And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be when they see him they will reverence him.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the owner of the vineyard said, "'What am I to do? I will send my son--my dearly-loved son: they will probably respect him.'

World English Bible
The lord of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. It may be that seeing him, they will respect him.'

Young's Literal Translation
'And the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my son -- the beloved, perhaps having seen this one, they will do reverence;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
12Then he sent a third, but they wounded him and threw him out. 13‘What shall I do? asked the owner of the vineyard. ‘I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’ 14But when the tenants saw the son, they discussed it among themselves and said, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’…
Cross References
Ezekiel 12:3
"Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand though they are a rebellious house.

Luke 18:2
"In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men.

Luke 18:4
For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God or respect men,

Luke 20:12
Then he sent a third, but they wounded him and threw him out.

Luke 20:14
But when the tenants saw the son, they discussed it among themselves and said, 'This is the heir; let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
Treasury of Scripture

Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

What.

Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done …

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

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

I will.

Luke 9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved …

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom …

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

John 1:34 And I saw, and bore record that this is the Son of God.

John 3:16,17,35,36 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

1 John 4:9-15 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God …

it may.

Jeremiah 36:3,7 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I …

(13) It may be.--The doubt implied in the qualification is a feature peculiar to St. Luke's report. The better MSS. omit the clause "when they see him."

Verse 13. - Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do! I will send my beloved son. The guilt of the husbandmen who acted as vine-dressers here reached its highest measure. The words represented here by Jesus as spoken by God, possess the deepest doctrinal value. They, under the thin veil of the parable-story, answer the question of the Sanhedrim (ver. 2), "By what authority doest thou these things?" The deliberative words, "What shall I do?" recall the Divine dialogue alluded to in Gem. 1:26. St. Luke here represents the Father as calling the Son, "my Beloved." St. Mark adds that he was an only Son. Such sayings as this, and the remarkable prayer of Matthew 11:25-27, are a clear indication of the Christology of the synoptists. Their estimate of the Person of the blessed Son in no wise differed from that given us by St. John at much greater length and with fuller details. Then said the Lord of the vineyard,.... Who planted it, and let it out to husbandmen, and expected fruit from it, and sent his servants from time to time for it:

what shall I do? or what can be done more than has been done? Isaiah 5:4 who else can be sent that is likely to do any good with such an ungrateful and unfruitful people?

I will send my beloved Son; the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who lay in his bosom, was the darling of his soul, and the delight of his heart; him he determined to send, and him he did send to the lost sheep of the house of Israel:

it may be they will reverence him, when they see him: it might be thought after the manner of men, that considering the greatness of his person, as the Son of God, the nature of his office, as the Redeemer and Saviour of men, the doctrines which he preached, the miracles which he wrought, and the holiness and harmlessness of his conversation, and the great good he did both to the bodies and souls of men, that he would have been had in great esteem and veneration with the men, to whom he was sent, and among whom he conversed: but, alas! when they saw him, they saw no beauty, comeliness, and excellency in him, and nothing on account of which he should be desired by them. 13. my beloved son—Mark (Mr 12:6) still more affectingly, "Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved"; our Lord thus severing Himself from all merely human messengers, and claiming Sonship in its loftiest sense. (Compare Heb 3:3-6.)

it may be—"surely"; implying the almost unimaginable guilt of not doing so.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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